I'm a theology student and in class this morning I was given two pieces of scripture to read and then asked to share the connection with the rest of the group. Group sharing is not one of my favourite things but I stayed, even though the task didn't make any sense to me.
It turns out I'm not completely inept at this whole studying thing because the difference between the two historical documents I'd been given was their emphasis on social customs. As the ONLY aspie in the room, I am the last person who is going to identify a social custom, much less be able to share some of the problems it might have caused a community TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO. I can't even get the practices of 2018 right.
I'm trying to focus on the comedic value of this moment rather than re-enacting Jesus and flipping a table.
I laughed at both. Why is it in so many gospels? They could have got one guy to tell the story. Mind you Jesus flipping tables is pretty cool.
The gospels were written independently. It's not as if they were emailling each other to get all their stories in line with no overlap.