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Addendum to the Cleansing of the Temple—What about the Fig Tree?

Thank you Ruth F! In this week’s post on the cleansing of the temple, I wanted to talk about Jesus’ withering of the fig tree because I think it is closely connected to the story of the cleansing. Also, some … Continue reading

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Does the Cleansing of the Temple Show Jesus’ Violence? – I Don’t Think So

In this series we ask whether Jesus was sometimes judgmental, threatening, or violent. Those who say he was violent usually point first to the cleansing of the temple. Mark tells the story, which comes just after the triumphant entry into Jerusalem. … Continue reading

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