Category: The Gospel of Luke

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?”

Index for “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer”

Below is an index to the six posts that made up my brief series discussing Judas Iscariot in the four Gospels. The series was entitled, “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer.” If you don’t have time to read all six parts, my recommendation is… Continue Reading “Index for “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer””

Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 6

This is the final post in our brief series on Judas Iscariot. We’ve looked at Judas from the vantage point of each of the Gospels as well as the book of Acts. What have we learned? Here are a few things. Setting Up the… Continue Reading “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 6”

Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 3

So far we have looked at how the Gospels of Mark and Matthew portrayed Judas Iscariot. In Mark he is simply the foil of Jesus and he only says but one thing: “Rabbi!” In Matthew, Judas has a few more lines and his character… Continue Reading “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 3”

Who is “the Son of Man”?

Jesus said, “I am; and ‘you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power,’ and ‘coming with the clouds of heaven.’” Mark 14:62, NRSV As we read through the Gospels we come across a phrase that Jesus uses… Continue Reading “Who is “the Son of Man”?”

Musings on Mark: The First Witness to the Empty Tomb

As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. Mark 16:5, NRSV The ending of Mark’s Gospel is famous for what it doesn’t have, namely appearances of the risen… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: The First Witness to the Empty Tomb”

One Helluva Ride: The Triumphal Entry in the Gospel of Matthew

I was recently in a Twitter discussion with Twitter users @colinburgess and @bibhistctxt who had commented on this post I made: "The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and… Continue Reading “One Helluva Ride: The Triumphal Entry in the Gospel of Matthew”

Musings on Mark: Conflict Among the Synoptics

Καὶ εὐθὺς τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτὸν ἐκβάλλει εἰς τὴν ἔρημον. καὶ ἦν ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ τεσσεράκοντα ἡμέρας πειραζόμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ σατανᾶ, καὶ ἦν μετὰ τῶν θηρίων, καὶ οἱ ἄγγελοι διηκόνουν αὐτῷ. Mark 1:12-13 In the last “Musing on Mark” post, we addressed the “wild animals” comment that… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: Conflict Among the Synoptics”