155Re: [ematthew] the occasion of the demand for a sign in Matt. 16:1
- Nov 15, 2004John Lupia wrote:
> Dear Jeffrey:Even assuming that the Matthew's geography is as precise as you believe it is (and
> This is a question of geography and demography. In
> both Matt. 16:1-4 and Matt 12:38-39 Jesus is in Upper
> Galilee. Mt 15:21-28 he is in Lebanon at Saida (Sidon)
> and Sur (Tyre). Mt 15:29-39 Jesus travels 35 miles NE
> from Sur (Tyre) to Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee; also
> Lake Tiberias). Mt 15:29b places him on a mountain
> along the Lake Kinneret rim. Where is uncertain. The
> demographic mix would be predominantly Jewish.
why do you insist on using terminology for the places named at Matt. 15:21 and
15:29 that the Matthew himself doesn't use?), there is still the fact that you
haven't taken account of -- that the mutes were *brought* to Jesus. The real
issue is where they were brought from, not where Jesus is.
Besides that, are there no mountains PARA THN QALASSAN THS GALILAIAS that are
Gentile territory? And what do you make of the description in Matt. 15:38 that
the healings take place somewhere away from and outside of the region of Magadan?
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
1500 W. Pratt Blvd. #1
Chicago, IL 60626
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