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May 2010

Mark 12 Commentary

vv.1-12 “This parable of judgment is addressed primarily to the religious leaders of Israel (vv. 1, 12). The story draws on everyday life. Disputes between absentee landlords, their representatives (in this case, a servant), and tenants were common (vv. 3–5). The attempt to seize the land by killing the rightful heir is bold but plausible […]