Mark 3, Jesus heals on the Sabbath, attracting crowds, appoints the 12 Apostles, Jesus and Beelzebub, Jesus Mother and Brothers.

Mark 3, Jesus heals on the Sabbath, attracting crowds, appoints the 12 Apostles, Jesus and Beelzebub, Jesus Mother and Brothers.

The Herodians were Jews that went along with the Romans, held important positions and was an important part of the secular government at that time.

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Beelzebub is the Greek form of the name Baal-zebub, a pagan Philistine god worshiped in the ancient Philistine city of Ekron during the Old Testament times. It is a term signifying “the lord of flies”. The Jews changed the name to “Beelzeboul,” as used in this passage, meaning “lord of dung.” This name referenced the god of the fly that was worshiped to obtain deliverance from the injuries of that insect.

 

Yet, God is sovereign!

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lenbilen

Engineer, graduated from Chalmers Technical University a long time ago with a degree in Technical Physics. Career in Aerospace, Analytical Chemistry, and chip manufacturing. Presently adjunct faculty at PSU, teaching one course in Computer Engineering, the Capstone Course.

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