Some Famous Textual Problems: Mark 1:41
Was Jesus "moved with compassion" or "indignant" when he saw that his disciples could not heal the man with leprosy?
A. “Move with compassion?
B. “Becoming indignant”
II. INTERNAL EVIDENCE
A. Transcriptional Probability
1. Unintentional Error
2. Intentional Change
3. Matthew and Luke are prone to soften Mark’s rough-hewn Jesus
B. Intrinsic Probability: Style
C. Solid A for “becoming angry”
III. EXTERNAL EVIDENCE
A. Date and Character
B. Genealogical Solidarity
C. Geographical Distribution
D. Solid A for “moved with compassion”
A. Choose the reading that best explains the rise of the other
B. Verdict: Jesus was angry in Mark 1.41
V. POSTSCRIPT: WHY WAS JESUS ANGRY?