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August 08, 2011

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Amy Beveridge

You were so close on this one...right up until the very end. A much better contextualized set-up than any other commentary online I've checked out his week. But Jesus didn't lose the argument. He was making the argument. Sometimes telling someone something isn't enough, so you show them, painful for us as that may be.

Brian Kirk

I prefer the "Jesus lost the argument" approach. I don't take this exchange to belong to the historical Jesus -- rather it is a symbolic retelling of the arguement going on in the early church over the inclusion of Gentiles. We know that those who wanted to keep the movement for Jews only lost that arugment.

John Petty

Thank you both for your visit, and helpful comments.

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