Tuesday, April 09, 2019

The mocking of Carabas and Jesus

THE ANXIOUS BENCH: The Mocking of Carabas. Philip Jenkins notes a story related by Philo of Alexandria which has striking parallels to the accounts of the pre-crucifixion mocking of Jesus in the Gospels. I don't remember encountering it before. Professor Jenkins also has some informed speculation about what to make of the parallels. I can't do any better.

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