4) Mark 2 outlines three conflicts between Jesus and the Pharisees. What were they? Who were the
Pharisees anyway, and what basically did they believe? What were the Pharisees trying to accomplish?
How does this compare to what Jesus was trying to accomplish in this gospel? Give examples of these
5) Why does Jesus, defending his actions to the Pharisees, use the analogies he does? What precisely are
these analogies, and what do they each mean? What lesson is he trying to teach the Pharisees—and the
reader—by using these analogies? Support your answer with textual evidence and close reading.