Casting Out

Luke Timothy Johnson points out that Luke 19:45 uses ekballo to describe Jesus casting out the money-changers from the temple. This is the same verb used throughout Luke’s gospel to describe exorcism. Jesus has come to the temple, found it infested with demonic “brigands,” and exorcises the house so that it can become a place of teaching. Similar to the opening miracle of Mark, where a demon-possessed man appears in a synagogue.

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