The Door in Mark: Pastoral Silly Humor

In Mark 1:33 the whole city (probably a hyperbole) come to the door to be healed. In John 10 Jesus is the door. The people come to the door to be healed by the door.

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2 responses to “The Door in Mark: Pastoral Silly Humor

  1. Dear brother;
    (probably NOT a hyperbole)
    After reading carefully the Greek text, one could easily believe that this is refering to vs. 32 where it states “And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. And all the city was gathered together at the door.” Meaning all of the city’s ill or possessed people.
    Without the “English punctuation” it could easily be translated that way.
    Also, I like the “Pastoral Silly Humor,” so much so, that I have one of my own from Luke 22:47&48
    Judas kissed the door to heaven, but never got in.”
    I enjoy your posts.
    Thanks

    ed

  2. Hi Ed, thanks for your insight. My comment on hyperbole seems to a parallel to other Biblical statements like: “and the entire world persecuted Paul,” meaning a large number of opponents of the gospel of grace persecuted the apostle.
    In the same manner in Mark 1 it appears that “poloi” and “pola” of verses 32 and 33 do refer to the same thing, though the author’s intent in not in the quantity, but rather in the quality or effectiveness of the work of Messiah’s healing and casting out. Thus, it is a hyperbole if it refers to quantity, though not a hyperbole if it refers to quality since Jesus truly and effectively brought about full restoration to the sick and possessed. Your thoughts?

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