Evangelium secundum Matthaeum et tres porci minores

Matt 7:6
…neither cast ye your pearls before swine…
(The three little pigs? No, just coincidence.)

Matt 7:7-8
…knock and it shall be opened unto you…
(Hmm.)

Matt 7: 15
… but inwardly they are ravening wolves…
(Well.)

Matt 7:19
… and cast into the fire …
(Uh. Fire. Pot of boiling water.)

Matt 7:21
Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter …
(Little pig, little pig, let me in!?)

Matt 7:23
… depart from me …
(Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin. Yes. Jesus, is the bearded one after all.)

Matt 7:24, 26
… a wise man, which built his house upon a rock … a foolish man, built his house upon the sand …
(Houses with different foundations/building materials that are symbolic: check.)

Matt 7: 25, 27
… and the winds blew …
(Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down.)

Matt 7:27
… and it fell: and great was the fall of it …
(QED)

  • RT

    Should I try to spell out what you’re saying here? There might be literary relationship between the two stories, and since the Matthean text clearly shows a kind of creative independence in its use of motifs from the TLPs the latter may actually be the more ancient?


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