When the Sabbath came = When Jesus Sabaoth came

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When the Sabbath came = When Jesus Sabaoth came

Post by Giuseppe » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:53 am


Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.

“Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? 3 Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.

4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” 5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 He was amazed at their lack of faith.

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.

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