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Unclean Spirits

Updated: Feb 4, 2021


And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. (Mark:1:21)


Sabbath — Of Hebrew origin; {intermission} that {is} (specifically) the Sabbath: — (+ every) sabbath; the day of weekly repose from secular avocations (also the observance or institution itself).


And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. (Mark:1:22)


And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, (Mark:1:23)


Unclean spirit — impure (ceremonially morally (lewd) or specifically (demonic)): — foul unclean; ghost life spirit (-ual -ually) mind.


Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. (Mark:1:24)


And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. (Mark:1:25)


And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. (Mark:1:26)


And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him. (Mark:1:27)


And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee. (Mark:1:28)


Fame — (G189) hearing (the act, the sense or the thing heard): — audience; ear; fame; which ye heard; hearing preached; report; rumor.


In the Gospel of Mark, the unclean spirits “Know” both who and what the character Jesus is. He is the “Holy One of God!”


He is not the “Messiah” or the “Christ,” he is the “Holy One of God.”


The word, “One” is spelled with a capital “o” for no apparent reason which means it should be understood as the, “Spirit” of.


The word “Fame” is only used once in the Gospel of Mark.


In the Gospel of Mark, what is understood is, the character Jesus is demonstrating something that has never been heard or seen.


Those who witnessed what the character Jesus said and did, spread the news.


What’s interesting is what the author of the Gospel Luke did with this one time that the author of the Gospel of the Mark used the word “Fame.”


In the Gospel of Mark, the word, “Fame” can be found under the reference number G189 in the Greek section of the Strong’s Concordance under number one hundred and eighty-nine.


In the Gospel of Matthew, the word fame has two additional reference numbers; G5345 and G1310.


The Gospel of Luke doesn’t use the reference number G189 like in the Gospel of Mark, but does use the reference number G5345 like in the Gospel of Matthew and adds two other reference numbers: G2279 and G3056!


I said all of this to make the point that, especially in the New Testament of the Holy Scriptures, without the technology we have today, there is no way anyone could have interpreted the bible correctly, let along interpreted it well enough to have it influence, “Western Civilization!?”


Matthew


The Gospel of Matthew doesn’t have the story of the man with the unclean spirit, which is weird because in the “Pattern of the Synoptic Gospels,” the author of the Gospel of Matthew, “Obsessively” changes what the author of the Gospel of Mark writes.


Luke


And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days. (Luke:4:31)


And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power. (Luke:4:32)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. (Mark:1:22)


And in the synagogue, there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, (Luke:4:33)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, (Mark:1:23)


The phrase, “Which had a spirit of an unclean devil,” is unique to the Gospel of Luke.


The author of the Gospel of Luke changed what the author of the Gospel of Mark, the source, wrote from, “And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,” to “And in the synagogue, there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice.”


In verse thirty-three of Luke chapter four the word devil is defined as:


Devil - (G1140) a daemonic being; by extension a deity: devil god.


In the Gospel of Mark, an unclean spirit is:


Unclean spirit. – (G169) impure (ceremonially morally (lewd) or specifically (demonic)): foul unclean; ghost life spirit (-ual -ually) mind.


There is a big difference between an unclean spirit and a “Devil god!”


Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. (Luke:4:34)


In the Gospel of Mark:


Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. (Mark:1:24)


The verses in the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Luke are almost, “Identical!” The only difference between the two is a “Comma” after the word, “Art” in the Gospel of Mark chapter one verse twenty-four and a “Simi-colon” in the Gospel of Luke chapter four verse thirty-four.


And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. (Luke:4:35)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. (Mark:1:25)


And hurt him not?! Aww, what a nice devil god….


The phrase, “And hurt him not,” is unique to the Gospel of Luke which means it probably didn’t happen.


The fact that the author of the Gospel of Matthew, “Broke” with the pattern of the Synoptic Gospels by not writing about the man with the unclean spirit, coupled with the author, “Authors” or “Authorities" of the Gospel of Luke, writing, almost word for word what the author of the Gospel of Mark wrote, gives plenty reason to conclude that the account of the man with the unclean spirit was probably added during the “Great Revision of the Synoptic Gospels,” by the author, “Authors” or “Authorities,” whoever it was, that wrote the Gospel of Luke.


And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out. (Luke:4:36)


The author of the Gospel of Luke just can’t help, “Putting More on It!”


It can’t just be with authority, like in the Gospel of Mark, it has to be with, “Authority and Power!”


This is also a “Pattern” that will continue throughout the “Synoptic Gospels.”


And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about. (Luke:4:37)


Fame — (G2279) a loud or confused noise (echo) that is roar; figuratively a rumor: — fame sound.


In the Gospel of Mark, it is said that the character Jesus’ fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.


Yet, in the Gospel of Luke, his fame, “Went out into every place of the country round about!”


Notice the difference in the definition of the word “Fame” in the Gospel of Luke from the definition in the Gospel of Mark:


Fame (G189) hearing (the act the sense or the thing heard): audience ear fame which ye heard hearing preached report rumor.


The Gospel of Luke’s definition is “LOUD!” A “ROAR!”

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