Category: Biblical Backgrounds

Mark 2:16 – “Scribes” of the Pharisees – Did They Exist?

καὶ οἱ γραμματεῖς τῶν Φαρισαίων⸃ ἰδόντες ⸄ὅτι ἐσθίει⸅ μετὰ τῶν ⸂1ἁμαρτωλῶν καὶ τελωνῶν⸃⸌ ἔλεγον τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ· ⸀ὅτι μετὰ τῶν τελωνῶν καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν ⸁ἐσθίει; (NA28) When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they said to his…