Why is the mission of 72 disciples absent in Mark and Matthew

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Why is the mission of 72 disciples absent in Mark and Matthew

Post by Giuseppe » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:00 am

So Mcn = Luke 9:57-10:2 without the part in red.
57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
59 He said to Philip, “Follow me.”
But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”
60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”
62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

10 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. 4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.
So Couchoud:

The first apostles looked backward; they were unable to leave their household without farewell or to “hate father and mother” (xiv. 26), i.e., they were unable to shake themselves free of Judaism. That is why Jesus chooses new apostles.

(The Creation of Christ, p. 404, my bold).

Therefore it is clear the reason why Luke added the verse 10:2 :
He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
In this way it is eclipsed the true reason to appoint 72 new disciples: the old 12 disciples had failed totally to follow fully Jesus.

Mark and Matthew didn't image the same ''solution'' of Luke (the addition of verse 10:2) therefore they removed the entire mission of the 72 disciples from their gospels.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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Re: Why is the mission of 72 disciples absent in Mark and Matthew

Post by Giuseppe » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:40 am

Therefore Luke 14:26 is marcionite as it describes a requisite to follow Jesus deliberately impossible so that the disciples couldn't be able to keep it (giving a reason to Jesus for choosing new disciples).
If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be
These words of hate could be written only by a not-Jew. Therefore the Earliest Gospel was written after Bar Kochba.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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Re: Why is the mission of 72 disciples absent in Mark and Matthew

Post by Giuseppe » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:51 am

Being new disciples - true disciples, authentic insiders - these 72 disciples know finally who is really Jesus: the son of the Alien God.
As he was in a place of prayer
One of his disciples came to him
and said, Lord, teach us how to pray
As John taught his disciples.
(Luke 11:1)

He asks this “because he thinks that another god (than that of the Jews) should be differently worshipped” (T. iv. 26).

(Paul-Louis Couchoud, The Creation of Christ, p. 406).

This is the real origin of the Messianic Secret.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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