Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Mark 6:3

Context
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Isn’t this the carpenter, the son 1  of Mary 2  and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And aren’t his sisters here with us?” And so they took offense at him.

XREF

Isa 49:7; Isa 53:2,3; Mt 11:6; Mt 12:46; Mt 13:55,56; Mt 13:57; Mr 3:18; Mr 15:40; Lu 2:34; Lu 4:22; Lu 4:23-29; Lu 7:23; Joh 6:42; Joh 6:60,61; Joh 14:22; Ac 1:13; 1Co 1:23; 1Co 9:4; Ga 1:19; 1Pe 2:4; Jude 1:1

NET © Notes

tc Evidently because of the possible offensiveness of designating Jesus a carpenter, several mss ([Ì45vid] Ë13 33vid [565 579] 700 [2542] pc it vgmss) harmonize the words “carpenter, the son” to the parallel passage in Matt 13:55, “the son of the carpenter.” Almost all the rest of the mss read “the carpenter, the son.” Since the explicit designation of Jesus as a carpenter is the more difficult reading, and is much better attested, it is most likely correct.

sn The reference to Jesus as the carpenter is probably derogatory, indicating that they knew Jesus only as a common laborer like themselves. The reference to him as the son of Mary (even though Jesus’ father was probably dead by this point) appears to be somewhat derogatory, for a man was not regarded as his mother’s son in Jewish usage unless an insult was intended (cf. Judg 11:1-2; John 6:42; 8:41; 9:29).



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