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The Centurion of Capermaum
Religion and Theology
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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Synoptic Analysis The centurion of Capernaum is a story of a man who was highly regarded in Capernaum who went to Jesus to ask him to heal his servant who was sick and also of a leprous man who received healing. (Mathew 8:5-13, Mark 1: 40-45, Luke 5:12-16, 7:1-18).
He pleaded for healing on behalf of his servant. Apart from the faith that, the centurion had, the chapter also brings out the humble nature of the centurion (Matt. 8.5-13). A significant difference is the fact that, in Mathew, the centurion man is depicted to have personally approached Jesus, while, in Luke, the centurion is said to have sent the elders of the Jews to present his requests to Jesus (Luke 5.12-16, 7.1-18). A very significant difference is also notable in the way the women discovered that Jesus was not the there. In Mathew, the women are said to have seen an angel who was shining seated on the stone which was rolled away outside (Matt. 28.1-10). In Mark, they are recorded to have seen the angel inside the tomb on the right side of the sepulcher (Mark 16.1-8). There is even a bigger difference in Luke where they are recorded to have seen two angels, and the words they spoke to them are also different in the different gospels (Luke 24.1-12). The passages bring out the aspect of the miracles that Jesus performed while on earth. The fact that Jesus resurrected is a miracle in itself because it is not a usual occurrence for people to resurrect from death. The miraculous healing of the centurion’s servant just by Jesus uttering a word is in itself astounding. ...
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