Mark 2 coloring pages

Nov 30 2019

They then create a hole in the roof of the house (Greek: ἀπεστέγασαν τὴν στέγην, apestegasan tēn stegēn, “they uncovered the roof”) and lower the man in to see Jesus. Kilgallen suggests that because they “dug” through the roof this indicates that it is a poor house, with the roof made of leaves, bark, and dirt. It might also have had wooden beams for more sturdy support. This was the ordinary type of house in Palestine at the time. Longman, Strauss and Taylor’s Expanded Bible states “they dug a hole in the roof” and notes that “Palestinian roofs were generally flat and made of thatch and dried mud” and The Living Bible refers to a “clay roof”. Jesus is impressed by their effort, praising all the men’s faith, and he tells the paralytic that his sins are forgiven. Some writers, including Jerome and Ambrose, exclude the paralytic himself from the commended faith but John Chrysostom includes him. Jesus calls the man “Son”, a term of affection.

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