To say the least, the evidence is conflicting. One should be careful not to make a firm decision one way or the other regarding Mark’s ending based on the external data alone. Though the majority of New Testament scholars believe that vv 9 20 are not original, virtually none come to this conclusion based purely on the external evidence. As of Oct 2017, the buses (39 [Oct 2017], 2 hours) from Xi’an station leave from a bus depot located on…