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When Jesus saw them weeping, his only response was to weep, as anyone who cared about Lazarus and his family might (11:33). Yet the words used to describe his emotions are much more than that. The first, en-brimo, is used in Greek of horses, ‘snorting in the nostrils’. Elsewhere in the New Testament it conveys anger and indignation, when rebuking someone (Matt. 9:30; Mk. 1:43; 14:5). Some scholars wonder who Jesus can be angry with, and suggest he is rebuking the Jews or the others for a lack of faith, or even angry at death itself…

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