217 Commentary

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This page forms part of the resources for 217 Healings and Exorcisms in the Jesus Database project of FaithFutures Foundation

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Jesus Seminar

The Seminar voted this cluster BLACK, as a summary passage created by Mark to close the model day of ministry that began at 1:21.

The core assertion (vs. 34), that Jesus cured many people on such occasions and exorcized demons, was voted GRAY. The scale of the event ("the whole town would crowd around the door") and the command for the demons not to reveal his true identity both express Mark's beliefs rather than preserving an historical memory.