11:45 One of the experts in religious law 1 answered him, “Teacher, when you say these things you insult 2 us too.”
1 sn That is, an expert in the interpretation of the Mosaic law. They worked closely with the Pharisees.
2 tn For this term, see Matt 22;6; Luke 18:32; Acts 14:5; 1 Thess 2:2.
3 sn You have taken away the key to knowledge is another stinging rebuke. They had done the opposite of what they were trying to do.
4 tn Or “you tried to prevent.”