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11/26/2010

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Ira Shafiroff

You present a very thoughtful explanation, Julie. Thank you for reading my blog and for taking the time to comment. I hope you will continue to read and comment! Ira

Julie

Interesting post. I wonder about your apparent contradiction of plural and singular with the demon-- it starts off singular "an unclean spirit", who (only)when he speaks switches to the plural...maybe he refers to himself and his host? Then Jesus casts out a singular demon.

Read this way it sounds like the demon is trying to threaten Jesus- "are you going to destroy US" as if Jesus can't remove the demon without damaging the host. (Like a hold-up man with a gun to a hostage's head taunting the police).

But Jesus just tells him to shut up and he fixes the problem.

Just a thought...
Julie

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