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Passion/Passion Traditions
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A central element of the canonical Gospels is a detailed account of Jesus’ final days, usually called a passion narrative (Mark 11:1–16:8 and 14:1–15:47 parr.). Its basic structure is identical in all the Gospels. Accompanied by a cheering crowd, Jesus enters Jerusalem (11:1–11 parr.); his enemies, especially the high priests (II) determine to put him to death (11:18; 14:1–2 parr.); after a final meal, during the night they have him arrested (14:10–32, 42–53 parr.) and tried (14:53–65 parr.); Pontius Pilate accedes to their dema…

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Reinbold, Wolfgang, “Passion/Passion Traditions”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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