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“In the first scene to be investigated, Matthew compares Herod with Jesus. Jesus’ birth is presented as a threat to Herod, the vassal king of the…
"The ultimate irony appears when the powerless Jesus had risen from the dead. While the imperial system had the power to inflict death, God’s power and…
“..all of the above aspects of joy come together in John 20:20 where the disciples were overjoyed when they saw Jesus as the risen Lord. The joy of…
"The portrayal of Jesus is done in strong contrast with that of Herod. He is presented as the counter king: “the one who has been born king of the Jews…
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“There are some important parallels between the story of the blind man (Luke 18:35-43) and the story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10). Both stories involve…
“As was mentioned earlier, the Exodus narrative, with references to Moses, manna, and the wilderness, forms the backdrop for the imagery used in this…
John 2:1-11 Jesus’ miracle of turning water into wine at a wedding is a famous story. However, Jesus’ initial response to his mother’s report about the…
What would you do if a thousand people rose up against you? In Psalm 3, David says he will not be afraid because he knows that salvation belongs to the…
In the Gospel of John, there are nine references to joy spread fairly evenly throughout the book (John 3:29, 4:36, 8:56, 11:15, 14:28, 15:11, 16:20-24…
"To eat with someone in the ancient world was “tantamount to extending to them intimacy, solidarity, acceptance; table companions were treated as though…