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(2) 1Q: Luke 6:39 = Matt 15:14b
(1) Thom 34
34 Jesus said, "If a blind person leads a blind person, both of them will fall into a hole." [Complete Gospels]
(2) Luke 6:39 = Matt 15:14b
6:39 He also told them a parable: "Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?
= Matt 15:14b
15:14 Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit."
John Dominic Crossan
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Common Sayings Tradition: Yes
Color Thom 34 144 Q, T 89Tor 4 38 19 38 0.36 Gray Luke 6:39 144 Q, T 89Tor 12 35 15 38 0.40 Gray Matt 15:14b 144 Q, T 89Tor 4 38 19 38 0.36 Gray
The commentary in The Five Gospels (p. 298) reads:
The difference between a proverb and an aphorism is not always easy to discern. This saying has the sound of a proverb, yet it also has an edge to it, particularly if spoken, let us imagine, with reference to Judean officials or in the context of discussions with church authorities or academic philosophers, to cite only a few possibilities. The weighted average fell into the gray category because the Fellows could not decide whether the proverbial character of this saying identified it as common wisdom or whether its potential edge identified it as an aphorism spoken by Jesus.