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Jerusalem – the lion’s lair or robbers’ den? The Temple, Mark 11—13

Mark’s gospel is like a symphony in three movements: we rushed through the first half in a flurry of activity, power and conflict, healings and exorcisms (1—8.26); the second movement was an interlude at a slower pace, giving time to consider Jesus’ identity, and moving geographically towards Jerusalem. Now we enter the final movement, and both time and space come into play. After his total lack of interest in dates and times so far, Mark carefully orders this final week, day by day:…

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