Jesus clears the temple (John)
During Passover, Jesus cleared merchants and money changers out of the temple.
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Temple Cleansing
Temple cleansingThe incident in the Temple* is recorded in all four Gospels (Mt 21:10–17; Mk 11:11, 15–17; Lk 19:45–46; Jn 2:13–17), although each Gospel writer has interpreted the event in a distinctive way. Precisely because it is attested in all four Gospels, many believe that the incident traces
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
Temple Act
TEMPLE ACTJesus’ temple act is recounted in all four Gospels (Mt 21:12–17; Mk 11:15–19; Lk 19:45–48; Jn 2:13–22). There are some striking variations between the four versions. Despite the differences, the Matthean and Lukan versions clearly appear to be dependent on Mark, whereas the Johannine variant
Key passages
Jn 2:13–22

And the Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And he found in the temple courts those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated. And he made a whip of cords and drove them all out of the temple courts, …

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