The Authority of Tradition (Mark 7:1-13)

The Pharisees and Scribes ask Jesus (Mark 7:1-13) to explain why His disciples reject the traditions of their forefathers and eat with unwashed hands. For them it was not a matter of hygiene, but of holiness. Jesus responds with a discourse that draws a tension between their hte purpose of their traditions (meant to honor God) and the effect of their traditions (which offended God).

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