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Jennifer Mosier Exegetical Assignment 2 Section 1: Summarize the Episodes which surround your focus passage (Matthew 15:21-28). Matthew 14:13-21: Crowds followed Jesus on foot, and he healed their sick. Matthew 14:22-33: Jesus walked on the lake. Matthew 14:34-36: When people recognized him he the people sent out word to the surrounding countries. Matthew 15:1-20: Disciples broke tradition of disciples and did not wash their hands before eating. Matthew 15:21-28: (This is your focus passage. You will be doing MUCH more work and analysis of this passage in your “Verse-by-Verse Explanation and Analysis”. For now, just give it a quick look to describe what generally happens.) Matthew 15:29-39: The mute spoke and their crippled were healed. Matthew 16: 1-4: They can interpret the appearance of the sky but not the signs of time. Matthew 16:5-12: They forgot bread and didn’t have faith that Jesus would help them. Matthew 16:13-20: Jesus was the Messiah, the son of the living God. Matthew 16:21: Jesus had to go to Jerusalem to suffer many things at the hands of the elders. Section 2: Identifying the Setting, Characters, etc. in Our Focus Passage Identify the setting of Matthew 15:21-28. Use complete sentences! Physical: The physical setting is in Tyre and Sidon. Cultural: The cultural setting is the Canaanites and Jews do not talk, if they do it is considered sin. Temporal: The Temporal setting is before Jesus’s death. List and briefly describe (based on the details of the story) the characters in Matthew 15:21-28.
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Jennifer Mosier Main Characters: Jesus: He has the power to heal the ill. Canaanite Women: This women has been through a lot but doesn’t lose faith in Jesus. Secondary Characters: Disciples: Individuals that try to tell Jesus to not mind the Canaanite women. Fringe Characters: Canaanite women’s daughter: The girl that is demon possessed. Section 3: Labeling the Scenes, Discerning Plot Movement, Discovering Details 3a: Labeling Scenes, Discern Plot Movement in Matthew 15:21-28 : SCENE1: Jesus leaves the Jewish area of Galilee and goes to the district of Tyre and Sidon. SCENE 2: Canaanite woman approaches Jesus and asks him to help her demon possessed daughter. SCENE 3: Jesus did not believe she had complete faith in him. SCENE 4: He wasn’t sent there to help anyone. SCENE 5: The Canaanite women begged for his help SCENE 6: It is not okay to take things from the defenseless and give it to the weak. SCENE 7: The weak get things from the powerful. SCENE 8: Jesus realized she had faith in him and cured her daughter. 3b: Discovering Details : Scene1: Why did Jesus have to go to Tyre and Sidon? Scene 2: How did the Canaanite women hear of Jesus? She showed strength when she went to Jesus knowing he could turn her away. Scene 3: I would like to know why Jesus did not answer the Canaanite woman when she asked him the first time.
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Jennifer Mosier Why didn’t the disciples listen to the women instead of immediately turn her away?
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