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Exercise 3 4.30.10 - Emily Tsiao(0930609 Section AH...

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Emily Tsiao (0930609) Section AH Exercise 3 Questions: What do you find to be the most striking or interesting features of this story? What do you find to be the most interesting differences among the four versions? How would you explain the differences? What I find to be one of the most striking features of this story is the cursing of the tree acts as a display of Jesus’ power and the power of prayer when paired with full faith in God. The fig tree can be seen as a metaphor for what Jesus sees in the priests or the Temple, in general, and the withering of their authority and teaching due to their lack of any real faith. Because as Jesus had hoped to find fruit on the fig tree, Jesus had hoped to find fruit at the Temple. So in the end the Temple, like the fig tree is cursed. Another way this could be interpreted is to think that the parable suggests that the tree’s withering state meant that the teachings being given at the
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