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"But he cried out even more loudly, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost
Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus
Mark 10:46* They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside.
NSRV & Believer's Study Bible (BSB) Notes
[Mark 10:46] (vv. 46-52) This is the second blind man that Jesus healed in Mark's Gospel (see note at 8:23 follows here : (vv. 23-25) The unusual procedure of healing the blind man in stages is intentional, and is meant to portray the gradual understanding of the disciples. Physical sight is often used as a metaphor for understanding (cf. 8:18, 21). That Jesus could heal instantaneously is evident in His previous acts and in the consistent use of "immediately" in these miracles. The disciples have slowly come to understand that Jesus is the Messiah, and even after Peter's confession in v. 29, they still have only partial sight, in that they do not understand the kind of Messiah He truly is).
In v. 48 blind Bartimaeus recognizes Jesus as the "Son of David" (a messianic title -- cf. Isa. 11:1-5; Jer. 23:5, 6; Ezek. 34:23-31; Matt. 1:1). His recognition stands in sharp contrast to the spiritual blindness of the religious leaders Jesus will encounter in Jerusalem.
Readings for week of October 31st
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