Why did Jesus call the Canaanite woman a dog? He is also teaching an important lesson to His disciples. Non-Jews were considered so unspiritual that even being in their presence could make a person ceremonially unclean John When the Canaanite woman approached and repeatedly asked for healing, the disciples were annoyed and asked Jesus to send her away Matthew
There are a lot of stories where Jesus heals, and there are other stories where Jesus heals a Gentile. Probably there would not be a lot of people who remember the story were it not for the fact that the conversation The canaanite woman Jesus has with the woman before the healing seems so out of character for Jesus.
Despite the fact that Jesus lets loose a time or two at the Pharisees and calls them vipers and hypocrites and unwashed tombs, we still expect that when a woman comes to Jesus asking for mercy and the healing of a sick child, she will receive compassion and not abuse And so when we get to this passage of Matthew and see Jesus first ignore her completely and then finally say he shouldn't be taking the children's food and throwing it to the dogs, we can't believe what we're reading.
While this story is not a major healing story, it is one of the major stumbling blocks for Christians in the whole New Testament So I invite you in the next few minutes to go with me through this past week, as I wrestled through this passage, which has been a difficult one for me as well.
We start last Sunday afternoon My first impression was that Jesus was tired and was trying to get away for some rest. He had tried back in chapter 14 to get away to a deserted place after learning that his cousin, John the Baptist, had been beheaded.
But the Bible tells us that the crowds figured out where he had gone and it suddenly was deserted no more. They showed up, 5 thousand strong, and he taught them for three days and then did a miraculous feeding. He follows that with praying all night and caught up with his disciples by walking to them on the water.
By the time they landed on the other shore, at the beginning of chapter 15, the Pharisees were waiting to try to trip him up.
He's exhausted, has had little sleep and no time away and now he's getting hammered by the Pharisees about breaking the tradition of the elders. Jesus calls them a bunch of hypocrites and tells them that their traditions violate the essence of the law.
Then he takes his disciples aside and teaches them that right and wrong come from the heart, not from outward actions.
Since it's clear he can't even hide out in the wilderness without people finding him by the thousands, he decides to head for Tyre and Sidon But now even the Gentiles are clambering for his attention. Think about Jesus' state of mind and body when this story opens.
Think about how you would react. On a strictly human level, Jesus is much nicer to this woman than I probably would have been. As I thought about that, I remembered my first appointment in rural FloridaTHE CANAANITE WOMAN TEXT: Matthew The story from the Gospel lesson this morning, where Jesus heals the daughter of a Canaanite woman, is a relatively minor one.
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Gordon documents the case for Modern Orthodoxy -- a fostering of cultural breadth. Thanks for the question Let's look at the passage first: Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! Ancient DNA reveals fate of the mysterious Canaanites. By Lizzie Wade Jul.
27, , PM. When the pharaohs ruled Egypt and the ancient Greeks built their first cities, a mysterious people. A woman of Canaan - This woman is called, also, a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, Mark In ancient times, the whole land, including Tyre and Sidon, was in the possession of the Canaanites, and called Canaan.
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