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It is impossible to answer this question beyond giving a baseless opinion. We have exactly what is in the text and nothing more. Even if we had a tradition to refer to in this matter, it would be nothing more than that - a tradition - and really have no more weight than the opinion of anyone here, because of a lack of information from the text. One thing ...


Mark is the earliest account of Jesus' arrest and therefore the most reliable. Interestingly, he doesn't mention anything about Jesus healing Malchus' ear. Even more interesting, is the fact that Jesus doesn't rebuke Peter in the Markan account. So the most logical explanation is that Jesus didn't heal Malachus' ear, and since he didn't heal it, it didn't ...

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