No Exact Change

Date: 11/10/2011
Jesus throws some dudes out of the Temple

You're going to need more than money to get out of this one...

Jesus' only instance of using physical force comes to us from all four gospels where Jesus expells money changers for charging exorberant exchange rates for the Temple Tax as well as those selling animals for sacrifices.

“Is it not written:
‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples’?
But you have made it a den of thieves.”

The narrative occurs near the end of the Synoptic Gospels (at Mark 11:15–19, 11:27–33, Matthew 21:12–17, 21:23–27 and Luke 19:45–48, 20:1–8) and near the start in the Gospel of John (at John 2:13–16).