The reader recognizes Jesus as God's Son who acts not only as the prophets of old (14:13-21) but as the Lord of creation himself (14:22-32)... View the entire commentary
A Canaanite Woman's Faith
Placed immediately after a discussion of purity in both Matthew and Mark, Jesus' encounter with this Gentile woman brings out the implications the Evangelists find in his view of purity: Gentiles will no longer be separated from Israel (compare Acts 10:15, 28; 11:9-18)... View the entire commentary
Feeding the Four Thousand
This narrative, like the feeding of the five thousand (14:15-21), teaches us about Jesus' power and care for us... View the entire commentary
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