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Temple cleansing
Cleansing of the Temple
Dictionaries
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
Mt 21:12–13

And Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all those who were selling and buying in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those who were selling doves. And he said to them, “It is written, ‘My house will be called a house …

Mk 11:15–17

And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered into the temple courts and began to drive out those who were selling and those who were buying in the temple courts, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those who were selling doves. And he …

Lk 19:45–46

And he entered into the temple courts and began to drive out those who were selling, saying to them, “It is written, ‘And my house will be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a cave of robbers!”

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, …