Jesus Bested by a Woman! The Story of the Syro-Phoenician Woman

There is a very unusual story in the Gospel of Mark (Mark 7:24-30) picked up by, and amplified in, the Gospel of Matthew (Mat 15:21-28). It concerns a desperate woman requesting an exorcism from Jesus. Now that doesn't sound so unusual. People, both men and women, requested healings and exorcisms from Jesus seemingly on a …

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Did Jesus Nullify the Torah?

Did Jesus instruct his Jewish listeners and disciples that the Torah, or Jewish law – the first five books of modern Bibles, traditionally attributed to Moses – was rendered irrelevant with his coming? There are certainly no unequivocal statements by Jesus in the gospels that say so. Yet many Christians from ages past until today …

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