"Psalm 23," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by John August Swanson. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Jairus' Daughter Healed
Mark 5:21-43 Commentary
by C. Clifton Black
Last Sunday’s Gospel lection, Mark 5:1-20, recounted a tale of terror.
This Sunday: a tale of two pities. The predicaments in Mark 5:21-43 are so poignant that they would make a stone weep. Using his trademark technique of intercalation (for another, see 14:53-72), Mark sandwiches one story (5:24b-34) inside another (5:21-24a and 5:35-43). Each complement and amplifies the other with mirrored details so subtle that most would register with Mark’s listeners subliminally, if at all.
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NL Podcast 394: Jairus' Daughter Healed
February 02, 2020
Podcast on the Narrative Lectionary readings for Feb. 2, 2020, (Jairus' Daughter Healed) featuring Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Craig Koester, and Kathryn Schifferdecker. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.