Controversies with Jewish Groups

Controversies with Jewish Groups

 

Several assigned passages show Jesus engaged in controversies with Jewish groups, particularly the scribes and Pharisees. What issues are debated and why? Why are these groups critical of Jesus? Why is Jesus critical of them? Can you distinguish the different perspectives of the Gospel writers on Jesus’ relationship with these Jewish groups? Choose ONE or TWO of these questions and address them with specific evidence from one or more Gospels.

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