Paper 147: The Interlude Visit to Jerusalem/ / Midwayer Commission

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Foundation Map: March 17 to May 1, 28 A.D.

Matthew Block suggests that the following authors were influential in writing of this Paper and has prepared a parallel chart:

Wm. Arnold Stevens and Ernest Dewitt Burton, A Harmony of the Gospels for Historical Study: An Analytical Synopsis of the Four Gospels (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1904, 1932) copy.

George A. Barton, Ph.D., LL.D., Jesus of Nazareth: A Biography (New York, The Macmillan Company, 1922) Hathi Trust Digital Library copyWikipedia page: Barton.

David Smith, M.A., D.D., The Days of His Flesh: The Earthly Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Eighth Edition, Revised (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1910)

Rev. Alfred Edersheim, M.A.Oxon, D.D., Ph.D., The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (Volume One) (New York: Longman, Green, & Co., Eighth Edition, Revised, 1899) Hathi Trust Digital Library copy, V.1Hathi Trust Digital Library copy, V.2.Wikipedia page: Edersheim.

Charles Fiske and Burton Scott Easton, The Real Jesus: What He Taught: What He Did: Who He Was (New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1929) FiskeEpiscopal Church: Easton.

David Smith, M.A., D.D., Our Lord’s Earthly Life (New York: George H. Doran Company, 1925)

Walter Russell Bowie, The Master: A Life of Jesus Christ (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1928) Wikipedia page: Bowie.

J. Middleton Murry, Jesus—Man of Genius (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1926) Wikipedia page: Murry.

For Biblical cross-references for all Sections: click here.


p1Foundation’s Map: January 17 to March 29, A.D. 28


p1Father’s business See 148:3, The Father’s Business.

Section 1: The Centurion’s Servant


Section 2: The Journey to Jerusalem


Section 3: At the Pool of Bethesda


Section 4: The Rule of Living

p2for the encouragement of evil doing.: While the earliest occurrences (14th – 16th centuries) of evil doer and evil doing are open, there has been a clear preference for the hyphenated form since the 17th century and it is the form approved by both the OED and Webster’s. The closed form, found at three locations in the 1955 text: 159:3.9, 188:4.3, and 188:4.5, is, apparently, unsupported by any contemporary source. [cf evil-intending in the preceding paragraph which is essentially a coined concept and its form illustrates general Chicago Manual of Style principle of hyphenating adjectival phrases prior to a noun.


Section 5: Visiting Simon the Pharisee


Section 6: Returning to Capernaum

p3metric conversion: “. . . distance of only 914 m, the legal Jewish Sabbath day’s journey.”

p6Men, if … breakers of the law.: These words of Jesus are preserved (albeit in a modified form) only in the Codex Bezae Cantabrigiensis (V c.) at Luke 6:4 “Τη αυτη ημερα θεασαμενος τινα εργαζομενον τω σαββατω, ειπεν αυτω, Ανθρωπε, ει μεν οιδας τι ποιεις μακαριος ει; ει δε μη οιδας επικαταρατος, και παραβατης ει του νομου.”, or, translated into English, “On the same day, seeing one working on the Sabbath, he said unto him, Man, if indeed thou knowest what thou dost, blessed art thou; but if thou knowest not, thou art cursed, and art a transgressor of the law.”


Section 7: Back in Capernaum


Section 8: The Feast of Spiritual Goodness


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