The cursing (or first parable) of the fig tree.

Matthew 21.18-22 = Mark 11.12-14, 19-24 = Luke 13.6-9.

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Notes and quotes.

§ I note the following agreement between Matthew and Luke against Mark:

  • The pericopes are not actually parallel, but Matthew 21.18 and Luke 13.6 both have δε (but or and) where Mark 11.12 has και (and). A common agreement.

§ The cursing of the fig tree is intercalated with the temple incident in Mark.

§ Thomas 48:

ΠΕϪΕ Ι̅C̅ ϪΕ ΕΡϢΑCΝΑΥ Ρ̅ΕΙΡΗΝΗ ΜΝ̅ΝΟΥΕΡΗΥ ϨΜ̅ΠΕΙΗΕΙ ΟΥΩΤ CΕΝΑϪΟΟC Μ̅ΠΤΑΥ ϪΕ ΠΩΩΝΕ ΕΒΟΛ ΑΥΩ ϤΝΑΠΩ ΩΝΕ.

Jesus said: If two make peace with one another in this one house, they will say to the mountain: Move away, and it will move.

§ The Shepherd of Hermas, Similitude 6.3.6b:

Τα δε λοιπα δουλευσουσι τω κυριω εν καθαρα καρδια αυτων και ευοδουνται εν παση πραξει αυτων, λαμβανοντες παντα παρα του κυριου οσα αιτουνται· και τοτε δοξαζουσι τον κυριον, οτι εμοι παρεδοθησαν, και ουκετι ουδεν πασχουσι των πονηρων.

And they serve the Lord thenceforward with their clean heart and have a clear path in all their actions, receiving from the Lord all things, as many as they ask. And then they glorify the Lord because they were delivered over unto me, and they no longer suffer anything of what is evil.