It cannot be during the feast (Mk 14:2-14:2)

“The chief priests

And the Scribes

Said.

‘Not during the festival.

There may be

A riot

Among the people.’”

 

ἔλεγον γάρ Μὴ ἐν τῇ ἑορτῇ, μή ποτε ἔσται θόρυβος τοῦ λαοῦ.

 

This is almost word for word in Matthew, chapter 26:5, and somewhat similar in Luke, chapter 22:2.  Mark indicated that these high priests and Scribes said that they did not want to seize Jesus during the Passover festival (ἔλεγον γάρ Μὴ ἐν τῇ ἑορτῇ).  They were afraid that there might be a disturbance or a riot among the people (μή ποτε ἔσται θόρυβος τοῦ λαοῦ).  What made them change their minds?

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