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Jairus and his daughter

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Salty, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Salty

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    Mark 5:22 tells us that Jairus approached Jesus about his daughter who was sick. Vs 35 tells us that some men told Jairus his daughter had died.

    In vs 39 Jesus said she is not dead but sleeping.

    So were the men right - had she actually died.
    When Jesus said she was only sleeping - did he mean he would bring her back to life?
    Was the girl in a comma?

    Thougths
     
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    She was dead and Jesus raised her from the dead.

    Luke 8:52 Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, “Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping.” 53 And they ridiculed Him, knowing that she was dead.
     
  3. Salty

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    So why did Jesus say she was NOT dead. (Luke 8:52) it was others who said she was dead - not Jesus.
     
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    It was probably only a semi-colon.

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    That is one to share!!

    :laugh:
     
  6. Dr. Bob

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    Sleep = Death is used in all language as a metaphor

    Those "fallen asleep" (I Thess 4)
    We shall not all "sleep" (I Cor 15)

    Shakespeare uses it with Hamlet
    To die: to sleep;
    No more; and by a sleep to say we end
    The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
    That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
    Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
    To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
    For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
    When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
    Must give us pause.
     
  7. saturneptune

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    Maybe Jesus was talking about what He was going to do for her as He did Lazarus. I do not know enough about the Greek and Hebrew term of "sleep" to know if that is physical or spiritual death.
     
  8. Allan

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    Yep.. and many many more biblical other passages of scripture that reflect this same understanding. Remember, they saw death as something that you cannot come back from. Jesus was using this as imagery and thus speaking to them not in a literalistic way (as in taking a few Zzzz's). He was about to 'wake her up'.. and was illustrating to them a completely different understanding of the physical and spiritual realms.

    As Bob stated - sleep can also mean 'Death' in scripture.
    Such as:
    Or the NT:

    See.. :)
     
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    The girl was dead but for those who have faith the bible often refers to them as sleeping an instance is Stephen who was stoned and went to sleep. Stephen was dead in this life but will pass into a knew life.
     
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