Morna Hooker on Mark’s Syro-Phoenician Woman

Euangelion | 7/23/2019 | Staff
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Great quote from Morna D. Hooker:

“The Gentile woman [Syro-Phoenician] requests a cure outside the context of Jesus’ call to Israel; she seems to be asking for a cure which is detached from the inbreaking of God’s Kingdom, merely taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the presence of a miracle worker. This is perhaps the reason for Jesus’ stern answer; his healings are part of something greater and cannot be torn out of that context. Mark does not interpret the woman’s reply as...
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