The anointing of Jesus.

Matthew 26.6-13 = Mark 14.3-9 = Luke 7.36-50  (John 12.1-8).

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§ I count the following agreements between Matthew and Luke against Mark:

  1. Matthew 26.7 and Luke 7.38 each have και where Mark 14.3 has no parallel.
  2. Matthew 26.8 has ιδοντες δε οι; Luke 7.39 has ιδων δε ο; and Mark 14.4 has ησαν δε.
  3. Matthew 26.8 has λεγοντες and Luke 7.39 has λεγων where Mark 14.4 has no parallel.
  4. Matthew 26.10 has τη γυναικι; Luke 7.44 has την γυναικην; and Mark 14.6 simply has αυτη.

§ The anointing of Jesus is intercalated with the plot to kill Jesus in Matthew and Mark.

§ Ignatius to the Ephesians 17.1:

Δια τουτο μυρον ελαβεν επι της κεφαλης αυτου ο κυριος, ινα πνεη τη εκκλησια αφθαρσιαν. μη αλειφεσθε δυσωδιαν της διδασκαλιας του αρχοντος του αιωνος τουτου· μη αιχμαλωτιση υμας εκ του προκειμενου ζην.

On this account did the Lord receive myrrh upon his head, so that he might breathe incorruptibility into the church. Do not be anointed with the bad odor of the teaching of the prince of this age; let him not lead you captive from the life set before you.

§ Barnabas 21.2:

Ερωτω τους υπερεχοντας, ει τινα μου γνωμης αγαθης λαμβανετε συμβουλιαν, εχετε μεθ εαυτων εις ους εργασεσθε το καλον· μη ελλειπητε.

I beseech you leaders, if you will receive any counsel from my good judgment, have with yourselves those to whom you may work good; do not forsake them.