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Community in Formation

And Jesus sets off again. Mark 4:35–8:26 presents more healing stories, all around the Sea of Galilee, but also stories of miraculous feedings and miraculous deeds on the sea. There are clear echoes between stories and clear echoes of Scripture. Although neither the first-century author nor audience would have had access to geographical maps, the story does seem to indicate when Jesus is among his own people (Jews) and when he crosses boundaries into Gentile (non- Jewish) territory. Such boundary crossing challenges elements of the hierarchical status quo…

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