13 & 14 Approaching Passion 1 & 2 pp 104-115

13 & 14 Approaching Passion 1 & 2 pp...

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    LIFE: Approaching Passion 1 Death of John the Baptist Josephus’ version  Notes  27  See map Mark’s version  6:17-29 Mark’s version has characteristics of a folktale with  echoes of similar stories in the Hebrew Bible Mark’s story also reflects popular resentment against the  luxury of Herod Antipas’ court Similarities:  Both say Antipas married his brother Phillip’s wife  Herodias Both say Antipas respected or feared John Both say Antipas killed John
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    LIFE: Approaching Passion 2 Elijah’s Return: John? Jesus? “Lo, I will send you the prophet Elijah before the  great and terrible day of the Lord comes.” (Malachi  4:5 or 3:22 in some Bibles) Then they [Peter, James and John] asked him,  “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come  first?”  He said to them, “Elijah is indeed coming  first to restore all things. . . . But I tell you that  Elijah has come.” (Mark 9:11-12,13)
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    LIFE: Approaching Passion 3 Confession of Faith  at  Caesarea Philippi Oddness of the location argues in favor of some  historical memory of an event Has Jesus retreated to this distant place because  of the execution of John the Baptist? The questions about who Jesus is reflects  memories of diverse opinions about who Jesus  really was Wording of the present text of Peter’s confession  reflects later Christian faith “Peter answered him, ‘You are the Messiah.’  And he  sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.”
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    Life: Approaching  Passion 4 Note the growing importance of Peter as 
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