Yes. And for us the text, whether from Mark or from Moses, is as current today as the day it was written, because in the words of the text itself:Stephen Hughes wrote:I think many readers of the New Testament read it on the basis of a shared faith in Jesus Christ which they share with the authours. The is an important similarity. The other things about culture are also important. Not all extra-Biblical works would be of equal importance to readers at different stages of their engagement / journey with the text in Greek.
... which says among other things, that not only do we read the text, but the text reads us.Hebrews 4:12 wrote: Ζῶν γὰρ ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ἐνεργὴς καὶ τομώτερος ὑπὲρ πᾶσαν μάχαιραν δίστομον καὶ διϊκνούμενος ἄχρι μερισμοῦ ψυχῆς καὶ πνεύματος, ἁρμῶν τε καὶ μυελῶν, καὶ κριτικὸς ἐνθυμήσεων καὶ ἐννοιῶν καρδίας
We are always aware of this strange dichotomy that it has this dimension as well as the dimension of a human language of the Koine Greek era with all that that entails.