Does Jesus Know It’s Judas?

Here’s a question: in the Gospel of Mark, does Jesus know which disciple is going to betray him?

Here’s the prediction of a betrayer in Mark 14:17-21:


17 That evening, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. 18 During the meal, Jesus said, “I assure you that one of you will betray me—someone eating with me.” 19 Deeply saddened, they asked him, one by one, “It’s not me, is it?” 20 Jesus answered, “It’s one of the Twelve, one who is dipping bread with me into this bowl. 21 The Human One goes to his death just as it is written about him. But how terrible it is for that person who betrays the Human One! It would have been better for him if he had never been born.” (CEB)

He knows it is going to be one of the twelve.

These twelve are gathered with him, sharing his bowl, dipping bread with him.

But he doesn’t say any more than that.

When Judas arrives with the mob to arrest Jesus (Mark 14:43-50), Jesus does not address Judas at all, though he sees when he is about to arrive (Mark 14:42).

Clearly, in later Gospels there are clear signals that Jesus knows it to be Judas, and perhaps even lets Judas know he knows.

But in Mark?

What do you think? Am I missing something?

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