Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mark 8

Jesus feeds the 5,000 with 7 loaves and fishes.

22 They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man's eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, "Do you see anything?" 24 He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around." 25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 Jesus sent him home, saying, "Don't go into the village."

Jesus has a discussion with his disciples about his identity and who people think he is. Likely, the word circulating about the miracles is contributive toward the commentaries on Jesus' identity. The people associated Christ with the best "miracle stories" from their history: Elijah and John the Baptist.

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