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Two Authors, Two NamesA Story of one Womans
faith and her purple passion
  • Bible Study
  • CBC WLA
  • July 25, 2008

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Faith of the Canaanite Woman
Phoenician
  • Matthew 15 21-28
  • Mark 7 24-30

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Learning Objectives
  1. Why did Jesus go to tyre?
  2. Why the two ethnic origins for the woman?
  3. Why did the Disciples ask Jesus to send the woman
    away?
  4. What do you think of Jesus words in Matt. 1524?
  5. What do you think of Jesus words to the woman?
  6. How did the woman demonstrate her faith?

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Sidon ?
Tyre ?
  • Tyre Sidon cities of Phoenicia

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Learning Objectives
  1. Why did Jesus go to tyre?
  2. Why the two ethnic origins for the woman?
  3. Why Did the Disciples ask Jesus to send the woman
    away?
  4. What do you think of Jesus words in Matt. 1524?
  5. What do you think of Jesus words to the woman?
  6. How did the woman demonstrate her faith?

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Capernaum
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Capernaum
Gerasa ?
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Capernaum
Gerasa ?
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Capernaum
Nazareth ?
Gerasa ?
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Capernaum
Nazareth ?
Gerasa ?
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? Bethsaida
Capernaum
Nazareth ?
Gerasa ?
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? Bethsaida
Gennesaret ?
Capernaum
Nazareth ?
Gerasa ?
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Tyre ?
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? Bethsaida
Gennesaret ?
Capernaum
Nazareth ?
Gerasa ?
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Why did Jesus go to Tyre?
  • Mark 630-34
  • Jesus realizes that his disciples needed time to
    rest.
  • From Jesus own ministry, we see the importance
    of physical and spiritual rest when serving in
    Gods ministries.

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Learning Objectives
  1. Why did Jesus go to tyre? To rest
  2. Why the two ethnic origins for the woman?
  3. Why Did the Disciples ask Jesus to send the woman
    away?
  4. What do you think of Jesus words in Matt. 1524?
  5. What do you think of Jesus words to the woman?
  6. How did the woman demonstrate her faith?

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Canaanite Phoenician
  • Possible explanations
  • Two different woman two different events?
  • One of the author (Mark or Matthew) made a
    mistake?
  • Canaanite Phoenician?

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Who were the Phoenicians?
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Phoenicia
  • Modern-day Lebanon
  • Major cities include Tyre and Sidon
  • Famous for sea travel and trade
  • Civilization lost - a mysterious people

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  • In 1600B.C. the Phoenicians gave the Greeks the
    alphabet, which later became Latin and the modern
    English alphabet.

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A Phoenician Legend
  • In 1636, Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens
    depicted the legendary discovery of murex by the
    Phoenician god Melcarth who was strolling along
    the shore when his dog began to play with a murex
    snail, staining his muzzle.

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Murex-dyed Textile
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Name of Phoenicia
  1. Greeks named these sea-faring merchants
    phoinikes or phoinix.
  2. Phoinix means purple-red.

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What did the Phoenicians call themselves?
  • Canani

And their land Canaan
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The Hebrew name for Phoenicia ????
  • In Akkadian, kinahhu means purple colored wool.
  • In Hebrew, Canaan could mean land of Purple.

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Biblical Origins of Canaan
  • The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were
    Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of
    Canaan.)
  • Genesis 918
  • Canaan was the father of sidon his firstborn
  • Genesis 1015

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The Gospel according to Matthew
  • Main purpose is to prove to his Jewish readers
    that Jesus is their Messiah
  • Concern with fullfillment of the OT
  • Has more quotations and allusions to the OT than
    any other NT author

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The Gospel according to Matthew
  • Main purpose is to prove to his Jewish readers
    that Jesus is their Messiah
  • Concern with fullfillment of the OT
  • Has more quotations and allusions to the OT than
    any other NT author
  • Validation of Jesus descent from Abraham

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The Gospel according to Matthew
  • Main purpose is to prove to his Jewish readers
    that Jesus is their Messiah
  • Concern with fullfillment of the OT
  • Has more quotations and allusions to the OT than
    any other NT author
  • Validation of Jesus descent from Abraham
  • Uses Jewish terminology (kingdom of heaven,
    Father in heaven)

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The Gospel according to Matthew
  • Main purpose is to prove to his Jewish readers
    that Jesus is their Messiah
  • Concern with fullfillment of the OT
  • Has more quotations and allusions to the OT than
    any other NT author
  • Validation of Jesus descent from Abraham
  • Uses Jewish terminology (kingdom of heaven,
    Father in heaven)
  • Emphasis on Jesus role as Son of David

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The gospel according to Mark
  • Target audience the church in Rome and/or
    Gentile readers.
  • Explains Jewish Customs (72-4, 1542)
  • Translates Aramaic words (317, 541, 711,34
    1522)

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  • Matthew
  • Target readers Jews
  • Uses the Hebrew word Canaanite
  • Mark
  • Target readers Rome
  • Uses the Greek word Phoenician

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Learning Objectives
  1. Why did Jesus go to tyre? To rest
  2. Why the two ethnic origins for the woman? Same
    ethnic origin two languages
  3. Why Did the Disciples ask Jesus to send the woman
    away?
  4. What do you think of Jesus words in Matt. 1524?
  5. What do you think of Jesus words to the woman?
  6. How did the woman demonstrate her faith?

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Learning Objectives
  1. Why did Jesus go to tyre? To rest
  2. Why the two ethnic origins for the woman? Same
    ethnic origin two languages
  3. Why Did the Disciples ask Jesus to send the woman
    away? They were tired? She was a gentile?
  4. What do you think of Jesus words in Matt. 1524?
  5. What do you think of Jesus words to the woman?
  6. How did the woman demonstrate her faith?

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Matthew 1524
  • He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep
    of Israel.
  • What did Jesus mean?

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Arent we glad were not like the disciples?
  • Jesus was expressing what the disciples had been
    thinking - up to this moment in their ministry,
    they had not understood that Jesus came for the
    whole world - to both Jews and non-Jews.
  • Mark 814-21

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Hope and Salvation for the whole world
  • Ephesians 36
  • Matthew 2819-20
  • Mark 1615-16
  • Luke 2446-47
  • 2 Cor 519
  • 1 John 21-2
  • Romans 116
  • Romans29-10
  • Romans 329
  • Romans 924
  • Romans 1111-12
  • Isaiah 426
  • Isaiah 2922
  • Acts 915
  • Acts 1045
  • Acts 1118
  • Acts 1346
  • Acts 1427
  • Acts 2221
  • Acts 2828
  • 1 Timothy 27
  • 2 Timothy 417
  • Romans 159
  • Luke 232

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Learning Objectives
  1. Why did Jesus go to tyre? To rest
  2. Why the two ethnic origins for the woman? Same
    ethnic origin two languages
  3. Why Did the Disciples ask Jesus to send the woman
    away? They were tired? She was a gentile?
  4. What do you think of Jesus words in Matt. 1524?
    Jesus was reading the disciples minds.
  5. What do you think of Jesus words to the woman?
  6. How did the woman demonstrate her faith?

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Jesus the master teacher
  1. Jesus tests the Canaanite womans faith.
  2. Jesus teaches his disciples that faith is not a
    Jewish birthright.
  3. Jesus teaches us that faith is a relational - God
    knows how much faith you have and He tests you so
    that your faith may increase.

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Learning Objectives
  1. Why did Jesus go to tyre? To rest
  2. Why the two ethnic origins for the woman? Same
    ethnic origin two languages
  3. Why Did the Disciples ask Jesus to send the woman
    away? They were tired? She was a gentile?
  4. What do you think of Jesus words in Matt. 1524?
    Jesus was reading the disciples minds.
  5. What do you think of Jesus words to the woman?
    Same words, three lessons
  6. How did the woman demonstrate her faith?

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Asking God in Faith
  • How does God see prayer?
  • Matthew 77-11 God is generous
  • Matthew 1717-20 must ask with faith
  • What is faith?
  • Hebrews 111, 6
  • Faith Perseverence go hand in hand
  • Luke 181-8 ask and ask again in faith
  • Hebrew 121-2 perfecting our faith
  • Result of praying with faith
  • Philippians 46-7 filled with peace

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Learning Objectives
  1. Why did Jesus go to tyre? To rest
  2. Why the two ethnic origins for the woman? Same
    ethnic origin two languages
  3. Why Did the Disciples ask Jesus to send the woman
    away? They were tired? She was a gentile?
  4. What do you think of Jesus words in Matt. 1524?
    Jesus was reading the disciples minds.
  5. What do you think of Jesus words to the woman?
    Same words, three lessons
  6. How did the woman demonstrate her faith? She
    believed Jesus would say yes, she persevered, she
    was filled with peace even before seeing her
    request granted.

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Application
  • Share one experience you have about a prayer
    request you have where God has told you to
    persevere.
  • Pray for each others request and faith in Gods
    generosity and kindness.
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