147 Lambs Among Wolves

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Crossan Inventory | 147 Literature | 147 Parallels | 147 Commentary | 147 Poetry | 147 Images


1a) 1Q: Luke 10:3 = Matt 10:16a
(1b) 2 Clem. 5:2

Crossan analysis:

Item: 147
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Attestation: Single
Historicity: +


1Q: Luke 10:3

Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.

“ὑπάγετε· ἰδοὺ ἀποστέλλω ὑμᾶς ὡς ἄρνας ἐν μέσῳ λύκων.” (Luke 10:3 GNT-T)

= Matt 10:16a

"See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves."

“Ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω ὑμᾶς ὡς πρόβατα ἐν μέσῳ λύκων· γίνεσθε οὖν φρόνιμοι ὡς οἱ ὄφεις καὶ ἀκέραιοι ὡς αἱ περιστεραί.” (Matthew 10:16 GNT-T)

2Clem 5:2

Wherefore brethren, let us forsake our sojourning in this world, and do the will of him who called us, and let us not fear to go forth from this world, 2 for the Lord said, ' “Ye shall be as lambs in the midst of wolves,” ' 3 and Peter answered and said to him, “if then the wolves tear the lambs?” 4 Jesus said to Peter, “ Let the lambs have no fear of the wolves after their death; and do ye have no fear of those that slay you, and can do nothing more to you, but fear him who after your death hath power over body and soul, to cast them into the flames of hell.” [Sayings Parallels]

“λέγει γὰρ ὁ κύριος· Ἔσεσθε ὡς ἀρνία ἐν μέσῳ λύκων.” (2Clement 5:2 AF-T)