Jesus – Teaching in the Temple

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Mark 12:35-37   35 While Jesus was teaching in the temple, he said, “Why do the legal experts say that the Christ is David’s son? 36  David himself, inspired by the Holy Spirit, said,The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right side until I turn your enemies into your footstool.’[a] 37  David himself calls him ‘Lord,’ so how can he be David’s son?” The large crowd listened to him with delight..
[Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]

Instead of personal comment, two quotations regarding the above passage:

“David’s lord is none other than the New Human Being [son of man] whom Jesus embodies and manifests … who, because he is David’s lord, cannot be David’s son.”

Herman Waetjen, A Reordering of Power: A Socio-
olgical Reading of Mark’s Gospel (1989), p. 195. 

“In the face of a tradition that was to outdo itself in making lofty claims for Jesus, Jesus seems to be denying the foundation of these claims. … “… At stake are the entrenched values of the Domination System and its gospel corrective. The goal is not to transcend or surpass the human, but simply to be the humans we were created to be.”

Walter Wink, The Human Being: Jesus and
the Enigma of the Son of Man (2002), p. 121


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