This is a fun passage. We’ve got some more differences between John and Matthew, Mark, and Luke to discuss. And we’ve got the “carefully choreographed street theatre” of the temple cleansing itself. It is theologically loaded. When read together with the miracle at the wedding in Cana, Jesus expands on his initiation of a new work (which includes a powerful critique of the current system of his day).
the restoration project. Joshua James. 21 October 2018