Psalms of Solomon 17:30


28 He will distribute them upon the land according to their tribes. The stranger and the foreigner will no longer live with them. 29 He will judge peoples and nations in the wisdom of his justice. 30 He will have Gentile peoples serving him under his yoke, and he will glorify the Lord publically in the whole world. He will pronounce Jerusalem clean, consecrating it as it was in the beginning. 31 He will have nations come from the ends of the earth to see his glory, giving back her scattered children and to see the glory of the Lord with which God has glorified her. 32 He will be a righteous king over them, taught by God, there will be no unrighteousness among them during his reign, because everyone will be holy, and their king will be the Lord Messiah.

Mark 11:15

New Testament

13 After noticing in the distance a fig tree with leaves, he went to see if he could find any fruit on it. When he came to it he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 He said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it. 15 Then they came to Jerusalem. Jesus entered the temple area and began to drive out those who were selling and buying in the temple courts. He turned over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves, 16 and he would not permit anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. 17 Then he began to teach them and said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have turned it into a den of robbers!”

 Notes and References

"... Verses 15-19 have often been called the’ cleansing’ of the temple. Cleansing, however, implies a removal of impurities and restoration to a rightful function, as envisioned, for example, in Isaiah 55:1-8 or Psalms of Solomon 17:30: “He [Messiah] will purge Jerusalem (and make it) holy as it was even from the beginning (for) nations to come from the ends of the earth to see his glory.” But Jesus is not restoring the temple; he is pronouncing its doom! The fig tree, symbolizing Israel (see 13:28), has been found wanting and judged. Like the fig tree, the temple’s function is now “withered from the roots” (v 20: see Hos 9:16). Here more than elsewhere the A-episodes admittedly also interpret the B-episode, for the cursing and withering of the fig tree do, in fact, foreshadow the destruction of the temple ..."

Edwards, James R. Markan Sandwiches the Significance of Interpolations in Markan Narratives (pp. 193-216) Novum Testamentum, 1989

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