Essay heading: An Essay For Humanities Courses: The Bible
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August 2, 1999
No of pages / words:
6 / 1429
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Jesus makes a strong statement against importance to fasting, but Mark
(in 2:20) tags on:
"But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from
them, and they will fast in those days."
This blatantly shows that Mark held higher regard for the Old Traditions
of Fasting rather than Jesus' new teachings! This is also an example of
"Christianizing Jesus" according to traditions that have already earned respect
from Jews in their tradition...
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(Wow, this is starting to sound like a fight
between Today's Political Parties, isn't it?! [Jesus = Liberal Politics /
Judaism = Conservative Politics]).
Finally, Mark likes to "soften the blow" of Jesus' Hard sayings. He
does this for probably the same reason Paul preached that Circumcision was not
required for Christians...
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