This thread continues my interpretation of proto-Mark as partially an apology against other Christians who were going to identify independently the Christ with a person of the OT , with John the Baptist and with a guy named Simon.
And so we have the following episode:
Luke gives us a more original version of the story insofar he says us who was the person who was assuming that he knew what Jesus should have to know: that the woman was a prostitute.
That man is Simon. There is an identity between Simon and Jesus for all the time when Simon is putting himself in the place of Jesus: "this man should know that this woman is a prostitute".
The evangelist says us that this identity of thought is failed, since Jesus wasn't thinking what Simon thought that Jesus had to think. So the danger of considering Simon as an alias of Christ is exorcized.
Here is the independent evidence of the my interpretation:
The Simonians were preaching that their Christ recognized a woman as a prostitute: the lost Sophia, embodied in Helene of Tyre.
Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.
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