This is the second of what I hope will be a series of articles on the two “intercalated” healings in Mark ch. 5 – the raising of Jairus’ daughter and the healing of the woman with an issue of blood…. Read More ›
Mustard Seed Faith – is it Big Faith or Little Faith?
In Matthew 17:20 and Luke 17:6 Jesus refers to “faith as a grain of mustard” – or ” faith as a mustard seed” and in both cases, Jesus describes great results which follow on from such faith. Most commentators… Read More ›
Jesus Heals a Boy with an Evil Spirit: an Intertextual Reading of Mark 9:14-29 and the Golden Calf Incident in Exodus Ch. 32
Many commentators have noticed a similarity between Jesus’ return from the Mount of Transfiguration and Moses’ return from Mount Sinai with the 10 Commandments. In both cases there is a chaotic scene of failure which Jesus and Moses resolve. In… Read More ›