School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses
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Date of Award
Master of Arts in Theology
School of Theology and Seminary
Charles A. Bobertz
Biblical Studies | Christianity
This graduate paper focuses on the pericope of Mark 5:21-43, "Jairus' Daughter and the Woman with a Hemorrhage." It is an exegetical paper, which explores the passage on various levels. The text is examined, beginning with a basis in historical-critical analysis, and then is viewed via its narrative structure, followed by a brief study of some interpretations of the text. My own interpretation of the text is one which is directed towards issues of faith and eschatology; in particular, the unhesitating faith of the hemorrhaging woman, a story which reverses the sociopolitical status and challenges the disciples (as well as the reader) to faith. Substantial attention is also directed to the "resurrection" of Jairus' daughter, who represents what lies beyond the glory of resurrection: new life.
Blabac, Laura E., "The Challenge of Faith: A Look at the Gospel of Mark 5:21-43" (1997). School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses. 798.
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