Charles Wilson wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:53 am
For present purposes, does the Lukan Passage fit in with your Thesis?
Best to you,
Edit Note: My obligation to a friend who encouraged me to put in EVERYTHING in my writings when something pops into my head forces me to state that "...a daughter of Abraham..." may also be a Lukan Flourish that would distinguish Luke from the more pedestrian Mark, a possibly stylistic gesture of Luke.
My main hypothesis being that Luke and Matthew are bad plagiarisms of Mark, the Lukan passage is not originally Markan and it shows only a cheap rehash of the story of the man with the withered hand on a sabbath from Mark 3:1 etc. So in a sense it affirms my hypothesis partly.
The rotter about Luke and Matthew is that they try to portray Jesus as a real healer where Mark turns all these bogus miracles into jokes by clever wordplay.
The account of Mark 3:1-6 is another good example of Marks method, I humbly presume to know how his mind works by now.
The man with the withered hand on a sabbath joke is hilarious, because the synagogue attendants are closely observing if Jesus will treat him on a sabbath in order to condemn him, but Jesus turns the joke on them because he doesn't lift a finger but instead he orders the man to show his hand and there is nothing wrong with it. He was just a lazy slacker, pretending. This is a story of a lazy person combined with the sabbath rest, where you are supposed to all refrain from work anyway, so why would you heal a hand that can't work today? And Jesus outwitting his opponents en passant criticizing their take on sabbath. It is all brilliant wordplay.
He says to them: Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy
it? At first glance this sounds overly dramatic as it concerns only a hand, not exactly a life-threatening ailment but that has to do with what ends the episode: And afterward the Pharisees go out to plot how to destroy
him! Pure genius punchline to close.
BTW this is the third lazy healing joke in a sequence, the first is about Simon's mother in-law(sic)1:29-31, the second about the paralytic who crashes through the roof 2:1-12. There is a dirty healing sequence too, also a triplet, look for it using cleaning and spit as giveaways.