Discrepancies in the "second temple cleansing"?

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  1. PASTOR MHG

    PASTOR MHG
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    Does anyone have any thoughts as to the apparent discrepancies in the "day" of the second temple cleansing?

    Matthew 21 & Luke 19 place it on the "entrance day."...Sunday???

    Mark 11 places it on the next day...Monday???

    Your comments are appreciated.
    Max
     
  2. mountainrun

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    I hadn't ever noticed this apparent discrepancy.
    I do know that the discrepancy usually noted here is about what day the fig tree died.
    This is explained by one account mentioning the passage of a day and another not mentioning it.

    Is it possible this applies here to the cleansing as well?

    MR
     
  3. Alcott

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    No, that does not explain it.

    Matthew 21:7-22
    and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their coats on them; and He sat on the coats. Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road. The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting,
    "Hosanna to the Son of David;
    BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD;
    Hosanna in the highest!"
    When He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, "Who is this?" And the crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee." Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. He said to them, "It is written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER'; but you are making it a ROBBERS' DEN."
    And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
    But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they became indignant and said to Him, "Do You hear what these children are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes; have you never read, 'OUT OF THE MOUTH OF INFANTS AND NURSING BABIES YOU HAVE PREPARED PRAISE FOR YOURSELF'?"
    And He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.
    Now in the morning, when He was returning
    to the city, He became hungry.
    Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it except leaves only; and He said to it, "No longer shall there ever be any fruit from you." And at once the fig tree withered.
    Seeing this, the disciples were amazed and asked, "How did the fig tree wither all at once?" And Jesus answered and said to them, "Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it will happen.
    "And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

    Mark 11:7-17
    Tey brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it. And many spread their coats in the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields.
    Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting:
    "Hosanna!
    BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD;
    Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!"
    Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, He left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late.
    the next day when they had left Bethany, He became hungry.
    Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
    He said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" And His disciples were listening.
    Then they came to Jerusalem. And He entered the temple and began to drive out those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves; and He would not permit anyone to carry merchandise through the temple.
    And He began to teach and say to them, "Is it not written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL THE NATIONS'? But you have made it a ROBBERS' DEN."
     
  4. mountainrun

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    I guess none of us know, Max.

    :confused: ;)

    MR
     

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