Commentary on the Gospel of

Bible Diary - CMF


If you thought that questions were always neutral requests for information, these passages show you otherwise.  The Saducees did not believe in life-after-death, but here they are, asking a question, the point of which is to reduce such a belief to absurdity.  But Jesus did not tailor his answer to please them:  the dead, he said, will be “like the angels in heaven.”  He knew that the Saducees did not believe in the existence of angels, any more than they believed in a next life.  It is a lesson in how to deal with dishonest questions:  do not give up your ground, do not backtrack.


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