Seven Sabbath Miracles

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Impurity - Man with an unclean Spirit (Mark 1:21-26, Luke 4:33-35)
Indisposition - Simon's wife's mother sick with fever (Mark 1:29-31, Luke 4:38-39)
Inability - Man with withered hand (Matt 12:9, Mark 3:1-5, Luke 6:6-10)
Infirmity - Woman with a spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:10-16)
Immoderation - Man with dropsy (Luke 14:1-4) 
Impotence - Impotent Man (John 5:5-9)
Ignorance - Man born blind (John 9:13-14)

Read Part 1, Part 2.



if you take the view that the "man with dropsy" has accumulation of excess water, usually around the feet, you may want to consider "immobility" or "inactivity" in the place of indictment. Just a suggestion.

November 19, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Thank you for your comments. The word "Indictment" was used from the perspective of the lawyers and Pharisees. However, I knew when I came out with this outline, it was inconsistent with the other 6 miracles which were viewed from the perspective of the healed.

The words "immobility" and "inactivity" are perhaps too close in meaning to "indisposition" and "inability", hence I think they are not suitable. Water is both good and essential for the body. However, the excess of water in the body because of a physical condition indicates an immoderation.

Hence, on second thought, I think "immoderation" is a better word and now the seven miracles can be viewed consistently from the perspective of the healed.

November 27, 2009 at 10:34 PM

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