21 They went to
25 "Be quiet!" said Jesus sternly. "Come out of him!" 26 The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
27 The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, "What is this? A new teaching-and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him." 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of
Jesus’ first public act: Exorcism of an “unclean spirit,” as “teaching with authority,” in contrast with the scribes. ()
Forgiving paralytic’s sins (2:1-12)
Eating with tax collectors and sinners (-17)
Disciples not fasting (-20)
Disciples eating grain on the Sabbath (-28)
Jesus Healed on the Sabbath (3:1-6)
Casting out demons (-30)
Not only does Jesus carry out his mission in contrast and opposition to the scribes and Pharisees, but they actively oppose him at every turn and seek to destroy him from the time of his initial campaign in Galilee.
Pharisees absent from the narrative while Jesus performs Moses and Elijah-like acts, (sea crossing, exorcism, healings, and wilderness feeding)
7:1 The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from
Then the Pharisees come from
The Pharisees request that Jesus provide them with a sign ()
Pharisees ask Jesus about divorce (10:2-12)
Jesus goes to Jerusalem
Pharisees come to entrap Jesus about paying money to Caesar (-17)
Quiz about marriage in heaven (-27)
Quiz about greatest commandment (-34)
Looked for a way to kill Jesus (14:1)
Come to arrest him ()
Who were the Pharisees?
Pharisees appear to have comprised a political faction among the broader range of scribes functioning in connection with the temple-state. The fragments of information available indicate that they were active in connection with the