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IV. Opposition from Israel

The Messengers from John the Baptist. [a](A)When John heard in prison[b] of the works of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to him

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  1. 11:2–12:50 The narrative section of the third book deals with the growing opposition to Jesus. It is largely devoted to disputes and attacks relating to faith and discipleship and thus contains much sayings-material, drawn in large part from Q.
  2. 11:2 In prison: see Mt 4:12; 14:1–12. The works of the Messiah: the deeds of Mt 8–9.