Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Possible Allusions to the Deuterocanonical books in the Synoptic Gospels

These are some possible allusions to the Deuterocanonical books that can be found in the Gospels. Notice, I am not saying this is an exhaustive list. Also, I'm saying these are possible allusions, not definite. I may write again about the possible implications of this at some point.

Matt. 6:19-20 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in ehaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal."
Tobit 29:11 "Lay up your treasures according to the commandments of the Most High, and it will profit you more than gold."

Matt 7:12 "And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors."
Tobit 4:15 "And what you hate, do not do to anyone."

Matt 9:36 "When he saw the crowds he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd."
Judith 11:19 "Then I will lead you through Judea, until you come to Jerusalem; there I will set your throne. You will drive them like sheep that have no shepherd..."

Matt 16:18 "And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it."
Wisdom 16:13 "For you have power over life and death; you lead mortals down to the gates of Hades and back again.

Matt. 22:25 (see also Mark 12:20; Luke 20:29) "Now there were seven brothers among us; the first married, and died childless, leaving the widow to his brother..."
Tobit 3:8 "For she had been married to seven husbands, and the wicked demon Asmodeus had killed each of them before they had been with her as is customary for wives..."
Tobit 7:11 "I have given her to seven men of our kinsmen, and all died on the night when they went in to her..."

Matt 24:15 "So when you see the desolating sacrilege standing in the holy place, as was spoken of by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand),"
1 Macc. 1:54 "Now on the fifteenth day of Chislev, in the one hundred and forty-fifth year, they erected a desolating sacrilege on the alter of burnt-offering..."
2 Macc. 8:17 "keeping before their eyes the lawless outrage that the Gentiles had committed against the holy place, and the torture of the derided city, and besides, the overthrow of their ancestral way of life."

Matt 24:16 "then those in Judea must flee to the mountains"
1 Macc. 2:28 "Then he and his sons fled to the hills and left all that they had in the town."

Matt 27:43 "He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he wants to; for he said, 'I am God's son.'"
Wisdom 2:18 "for if the righteous man is God's child, he will help him, and will deliver him from the hand of his adversaries."

Mark 4:5,16-17 "Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and it sprang up quickly, since it had no depth of soil. And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: when they hear the word, they immediately recieve it with joy. But they have no root, and endure only for a while; then when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away."
Sirach 40:15 "The children of the ungodly put out few branches; they are unhealthy roots on sheer rock."

Mark 9:48 "[hell] where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched."
Judith 16:17 "Woe to the nations that rise up against my people! The Lord Almighty will take vengeance on them in the day of judgment; he will send fire and worm into their flesh; they shall weep in pain for ever."

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