Category: Marie Noonan Sabin

Musings on Mark: Jesus and Wisdom

Marie Noonan Sabin, The Gospel According to Mark, New Collegeville Bible Commentary (Liturgical Press, 2006), 32. In chapter 2, Mark dramatizes the way that Jesus, like Wisdom, restores human beings to wholeness, both physical and spiritual. In the opening incident, he shows Jesus equating forgiveness… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: Jesus and Wisdom”

Marie Noonan Sabin: Early Christians Were Faithful Jews

Marie Noonan Sabin, The Gospel According to Mark, New Collegeville Bible Commentary (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2006), 7. Modern Judaism and modern Christianity may have developed along clearly different paths, but readers of the Gospels need to understand that Jesus and his disciples, as well as… Continue Reading “Marie Noonan Sabin: Early Christians Were Faithful Jews”

Marie Noonan Sabin: Why Are the Pharisees Vilified in the Gospels?

Marie Noonan Sabin, The Gospel According to Mark, New Collegeville Bible Commentary (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2006), 7. Why, then, are the Pharisees vilified in the New Testament? The answer does not lie in the time of Jesus. Indeed, many of the teachings of Jesus… Continue Reading “Marie Noonan Sabin: Why Are the Pharisees Vilified in the Gospels?”