Reader’s Expectation 2: I would like to demonstrate this again

Hamburg by night, Musical Cats, 1989
Hamburg by night, Musical Cats, 1989

the first three great healing miracles. In 1:23-28 there is a fight like in the arena of the gladiators.

The battle of words is followed by the real exchange of blows, Jesus is the victorious gladiator, the audience applauds.

When Mark begins with the healing of the leper in 1:40-45, the cheeky reader exclaims: Oh, I know that already, Jesus will defeat the leprosy like one gladiator defeats another.

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