Tag Archives: Pharisees

Matthew 16: 1-12 Demanding a Sign or Needing Instruction

Matthew 16: 1-12 Parallels Mark 8: 11-2; Luke 12: 54-56, 12:1, 11:29 The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered them, “When it is evening, you … Continue reading

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Matthew 15: 1-20 Piety and Righteousness Revisited

Matthew 15: 1-20 Parallel Mark 7: 1-23; Luke 11: 37-41; 6: 39 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their … Continue reading

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Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and the World He Lived In: Part 3

Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and the World He Lived In: Part 3 Second Temple Judaism: Pharisees, Sadducees and Zealots, oh my The time of Jesus’ ministry takes place within a time scholars call Second Temple Judaism. Second Temple Judaism is … Continue reading

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Images for the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany, Lectionary 5A

It is more abstract this week, if you want images for the Sermon on the Mount in General look back at the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. This week is Matthew 5: 13-20: Jesus telling the disciples they are the salt … Continue reading

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The Place of Authority: A Brief History Part 4: Re-establishment, Disillusionment and Germination

Wojceich Stattler, Machabeusze (Maccabbes) Public Domain Art I think I need to be clear at this point that while I am doing a historical trek through Israel’s story, I am not trying to do a history of Israel at this point, … Continue reading

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