Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Most Overlooked Verse in the Bible

The February issue of the Reporter (the LCMS newsletter for church leaders) has an interesting commentary by Dr. Paul Maier, entitled "The Most Overlooked Verse in the Bible." His main point is that Luke 23:27 shows that the crowd that followed Jesus on Palm Sunday was not "fickle" (as most of us were probably taught) and did not change their opinion of Jesus as he marched to the cross. The wrong idea of "those fickle Jews" according to Maier has contributed to much anti-Semitism by Christians across the ages. He takes another look at the biblical and historical evidence to help us rethink this long-misunderstood portion of Scripture. You can find the article online by clicking here.

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