Mark 11:23 based on Mcn/Luke 17:6
Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:26 am
(Luke 17:6, attested in Mcn)
In Mark the earthly Temple is allegorized by the "mountain", thrown in a Gentile sea. The implicit assumption is that the Temple rises as a Gentile Christian Temple of a New Israel.
But in Marcion, the tree that has to be uprooted is the demiurge, since it figures in the Parable of Two Trees, as the "bad tree":
Since it bears "bad fruit", that "bad tree" has to be "uprooted".