Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bruner on "the temple chastening and the temple curing"

 From Matthew, The Churchbook:

We can only guess at the reasons for Jesus' disgust: perhaps it was commercial abuse (but see Abrahams et al..), perhaps it was the sellers' location..court of Gentiles; impeding Gentile worship, and so suggesting that Gentile 'foreigners' were not all that important — a subtle racism or ethnocentrism..perhaps it was because Jesus sought to fulfill the final and climactic verse of Zechariah..

...Jerome thought that cleansing of the temple was the most miraculous of all Jesus' signs..link

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