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The Blind Man


And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. (Mark:8:22)


Bethsaida - fishing house; Bethsaida a place in Palestine.


And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. (Mark:8:23)


And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. (Mark:8:24)


After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. (Mark:8:25)


And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town. (Mark:8:26)


This is the very first time that the act of restoring sight to the blind by the character Jesus is being described in detail!


This account is only found in the Gospel of Mark, which makes me believe it was added some time after the Gospels of Matthew and Luke were published, since neither author picked up on it.


It’s obvious, in the Gospel of Mark only, that the character Jesus didn’t want people to know he had the power of healing, but the detailed account of the character Jesus taking a blind man, “Out of Town,” spitting on his eyes and putting his hands on him, then after doing those things, only gradually, the blind man receives his sight, takes away from the times when the character Jesus simply said, “Son, thy sins have been forgiven thee,” “Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole and when he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise!


Seems more like an author, “Authors” or “Authorities” of the Gospel of Luke type of thing….

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