Saturday, January 26, 2008

Mark, chapter 15

15 Wishing to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them, and after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.

So the otherwise cold-hearted and brutal Pilate was a wimp this time, wanting so satisfy the Jews? Sure ... And there are also interesting theories about Barabbas (actually Bar-Abbas, son of the father and in some texts even called Jesus Barabbas) out there.

27 They crucified two robbers with Him, one on His right and one on His left. 28 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And He was numbered with transgressors."

So those two had to die at that exact moment too because a prophecy needed to be fulfilled? (verse 28 is actually missing from the oldest manuscripts of the Luke gospel, it's therefore probably a later addition)

32"Let this Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, so that we may see and believe!" Those who were crucified with Him were also insulting Him.

Please do note for future reference that both robbers were mocking Jesus.

34 At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" which is translated, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"

That doesn't sound very convincing, does it? So Jesus was doubting his own God? Or himself if Jesus equates to God himself, as some Christians claim. But then how can he forsake himself?

37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last. 38 And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"

Uh? What was so special about his last breath? Jesus first doubted God, then uttered a loud cry and then died. What's so divine about that? Mr Centurion must have seen something special then ... But, aw, it's kept secret again!

4 comments:

bloggingAboutJesus said...

this may be useful for you to read regarding your comments on why did Jesus shout out 'father father'

http://www.carm.org/questions/why_forsake_me.htm

Daldianus said...

So he just cried this just for show and teaching purposes in a sense? Not because he really asked himself this?

But why would he quote that verse? It makes him look like he doubts his God.

And Isaiah doesn't describe a crucifixion, at least that's not the only interpretation you can give that text. And I don't think that all of Jesus' bones were out of joint, were they? And there were no bulls encircling him either.

Fireball said...

Perhaps Jesus shouted so loud his cloth just ripped. And the centurion saw that Jesus, for some reasons, was the son of god. ;-)

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