The Sabbath was not Made for Matthew and Luke

The Sabbath was not Made for Matthew and Luke August 22, 2013

In a recent post I mentioned Jesus' statement (recorded in Mark 2:27) about the Sabbath being made for human beings, not vice versa. A commenter asked about the omission of this statement from the other Gospels, and I thought the subject deserved a follow-up post of its own.

The other Gospels omit that element from Mark, and in so doing turn the rest of the saying into a Christological one, meaning Jesus the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath, whereas what Jesus said in Mark meant “the human being is lord of the Sabbath.”

Ironically, the NIV interprets Mark's account in the way that Matthew and Luke did, as being about Jesus as Lord of the Sabbath.


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