A very pleasant day to all of you. My morning devotions were in Mark 6, where we find a fascinating textual variant -- one of the 2,000 or so significant variants in the New Testament.
In Mark 6:20, did Herod "do many things" John the Baptist counseled him to do, or was Herod "greatly perplexed" by the Baptist? Most English versions follow the latter reading, but I believe a very strong case can be made for the former. Here's why. Which reading you chose will affect how you view Herod's actions and motivations in this passage.
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