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October 04, 2010

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Stephen Row

I like your depiction of the Galileans as rubes. I have a small backwash congregation in rural northern New England and have often used this parallel to point out that the apostles were an unlikely group for the Son of God to choose to lead the church.

John Petty

Archaeological excavation shows Capernaum housing as having been simpler and poorer than that in Jerusalem. Plus, the Galileans were considered somewhat headstrong and prone to making trouble. The hellenistic Sadducees ran things in Jerusalem and were kind of snooty, apparently.

Course, coming from western Kansas, maybe I'm overly sensitive to cultural slights.

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