Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.
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The episode reflects the resistance by Jews about the equation Jesus = the repented demiurge = Sabaoth.
The Jews don't like to rehabilitate Jesus as the demiurge Sabaoth (by separating him from the evil Yaldabaoth). For them, Jesus is still evil as the his father Yaldabaoth is evil.
Sabaoth hated his mother (Sophia) and his father (Yaldabaoth) and his brothers and sisters. By connecting him still with these entities, the Jews are rejecting any possible compromise with a Jesus. The repentance of the demiurge Sabaoth (=Jesus the carpenter) can't persuade them to adore Sabaoth as the creator god.
The message of "Mark": the fact that Jesus was identified with Sabaoth and as such was still rejected by the Jews is not a sufficient reason to reject also the my Jesus, the Jesus of "Mark".
The hostility of the Jews against the Nazarenes (and against Jesus Nazarene) is not a sufficient reason to reject the Jesus of "Mark".
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.