Reconstruction of the Pilate scene in the Gospel of Mark

Summary The Passover Privilege—the choice offered by Pilate to the multitudes of Jerusalem—has long been problematic. Mark invoked a name, “Pilate,” that had meaning to the audience of his play, in Rome 90-95 CE. We can assume that Mark expected the audience to bring their …

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Matthew created Mt 8:5-13, which characterizes the centurion as a man of faith, in order to retain him at the crucifixion

A centurion appears once in GMark: “Now when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!” (Mk 15:39 NRSV) In GMatthew, there is a new scene that stars the centurion …

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