Posted by: mattcolvin | April 7, 2007

Fled Naked

In Mark 14:51, we are told that “a certain young man followed Him, having a linen cloth thrown around his naked body. And the young men laid hold of him, and he left the linen cloth and fled from them naked.”

In Genesis 39:11, we find this in the story of Joseph: “She [Potiphar’s wife] caught him by his garment, saying, ‘Lie with me.’ But he left his garment in her hand and fled outside.”

So, coincidence? Or significant parallel? And if significant, how?

And should this one be taken into the reckoning? Acts 19:14-16: “There were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did [exorcisms]. And the evil spirit answered and said, ‘Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you? Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.”

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