In 1981, Professor Enrique Nardoni, who taught both New Testament and theology, wrote an important article about the verse that appears in Mark before Mark begins his account of the transfiguration. Matthew and Luke both follow Mark closely. Luke puts that verse this way, “But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.” Then Luke continues, “Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray,” the story of the transfiguration. On the mountain these three apostles see the Christ in glory. But they do not understand what they have seen.