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Commentary

Jesus Seminar

The views of the Seminar on this item can be represented as follows:

Thom 47:2
Thom 47:2
Luke 16:13
Luke 16:13
Matt 6:24
Matt 6:24
2Clem 6:1
2Clem 6:1
2Clem 6:6
2Clem 6:6

On some occasions a text was reconsidered at more than one session of the Seminar, sometimes resulting in a different color grading.)

The commentary in [The Five Gospels] observes:

This aphorism was voted pink ... because it is terse, pithy, and memorable. It accords well with the way the disciples remembered Jesus' public speech. Yet Luke appends it here to the parable of the shrewd manager as a warning against wealth; he thinks of it as related to the parable. It probably did not ocur in such a context originally. The aphorism may have had single-mindedness as its original point (suggested by the Matthean context). (p. 359)