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The healing of a Canaanite woman's daughter (Matthew 15:21-28)

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dc.contributor.author Viljoen, Francois en_US
dc.contributor.author Lee, Kukzin en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T15:38:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T15:38:19Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.citation VILJOEN, F. & LEE, K. 2009. The healing of a Canaanite woman's daughter (Matthew 15:21-28), Acta Patristica et Byzantina, 20:77-88 [http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_patris.html] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1022-6486
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3587
dc.description.abstract story of a Canaanite woman is complicated, because it contains Jesus' initial harsh attitude towards this woman. This story has led to some scholars assuming that Matthew is a Jewish document and the community behind it was a kind of Christian Judaism, not actively involved in the Gentile mission. However, from the literary point, this story contains several literary devices to highlight Jesus' dramatic healing of a Gentile patient. Jesus' initial responses are exactly what the contemporaries would expect of a rabbi. However, Jesus, like a wise teacher who uses a tactic to give an impressive teaching, expressed his reluctance to heal. The whole pericope functions as an intentional demonstration that Jesus did expand his ministry to a Gentile patient
dc.description.uri http://search.sabinet.co.za/WebZ/Authorize?sessionid=0&next=ej/ej_content_patris.html&bad=error/authofail.html
dc.publisher Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria
dc.title The healing of a Canaanite woman's daughter (Matthew 15:21-28) en_US


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