Just a few examples of the many evasive, silent, and secretive half stories from the gospelers.
"But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;". John 12:10 But it is never explained why? What had Lazarus done for those Priests to want to kill him? We are never told, why?
Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead, Why? What happened to Lazarus after his once dead, rotting and stinking corpse had been made alive again? He just disappears from the Jesus story altogether.John 11:38-44 Why? where did he go?
We are (eventually)allowed to know the name of a non-entity servant named Malchus who had his ear sliced off by ‘I forget to turn the other cheek’ Simon, John 18:10 ,yet not allowed to know what should be two of the most important names In all of the New Testament when it came to Jesus’ trial.
“At the last came two false witnesses,And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days”. Matthew 26:59-63. Just who were these two dirty scoundrels who were more than prepared to bare false witness about gods only son? Why are they not named by the gospel writers? Why the silence? They give every other detail but the names of these two perjurers? .
"There was a certain man casting out demons". Who was this other miracle worker that didn’t belong to the Jesus movement directly? Where did he get his power to drive out demons? What was his name? Why are we not allowed to know his name? Why was he working freelance? Mark 9 ;38
Then there was a unnamed “certain Pharisee” Luke 7:36
Why the secrecy? Why not name him? What was the meeting about? Was this yet another Pharisee priest or member of the Sanhedrin council who couldn’t be named or even seen with Jesus? If so, why?
And at the same house there was a unnamed woman. She was crying and washing the feet of Jesus and drying away her tears with her hair. Why? What was she crying about? Jesus didn’t even ask her why she was crying and just laid back in a chair and let her get on with it without a care in the world about this woman’s sadness.
No one asked ; `why are you doing that woman'? This unnamed women just turned up, with a jar of expensive oil on hearing that Jesus would be present at a meal.
There are neither reasons given nor explanations for this odd behaviour. Jesus seems to have expected it,there were no protestations from him about this crying woman in distress and obvious sorrow..