Friday, October 12, 2012

Lying scribes video

Luke 11:37-54 examined.
11:49-50 added by a Latin author.
11:51 shows familiarity with the Gospel of James 12:9-16.
Marcion's version 11:48-52 flows smoothly.

The word 'gnosis' appears in Luke 11:52 but not in the parallel passage of Matthew.

I discuss P72 in the video as well. It is humorous that this passage goes against the Sermon on the mount in Matthew in which Jesus proclaims not to call your brother a fool!

The Six Woes
"When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table. But the Pharisee, noticing that Jesus did not first wash before the meal, was surprised.
Then the Lord said to him, 'Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside made the inside also? But give what is inside the dish (what you have) to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.
Woe to you Pharisees, because you give a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.
Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.
Woe to you, because you are like unmarked graves, which men walk over without knowing it.'
One of the experts in the law answered him, 'Teacher, when you say these things, you insult us also.'
Jesus replied, 'And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift a finger to help them.
'Woe to you, because you build tombs foor the prophets, and it was your fathers who killed them. So you testify that you approve of what your fathers did; they killed the prophets, and you build their tombs.'
["Because of this, God in his wisdom said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others they will persecute'. Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible for it all."]
"Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key of Gnosis. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering."
When Jesus left there, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to oppose him fiercely and to besiege him with questions, waiting to catch him in something he might say." (Luke 11:37-11:54; 11:49-51 not found in the Gospel of the Lord).
Matthew 23 dedicates a full chapter to this scene. However, it is ade to occur early in Luke and very late in Matthew, after the Triumphal entry in a crowd at the Temple rather than in a Pharisee's house. The passage is also embarassing because it contradicts the teaching of Jesus that no one is responsible for their fathers' sins. In John's passage on the children of Abraham and children of Satan the same is done.

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