The Healing of the 2 Blind Men and the deaf and dumb man Matt 9:27-35

QUESTION 1

"two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, "You, Son of David, have mercy on us."

This appellation "Son of David" indicates somethine very emphatically about christ? What is it?


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 1

Jerome: Let Marcion and Mani and the other heretics who mangle the Old Testament, hear this, and learn that the Saviour is called the Son of David, for if He was not born in the flesh, how is He the Son of David?

In other words., Jesus Christ is FULLY man, and God.


 

QUESTION 2

And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, "You, Son of David, have mercy on us."

Give the context. What had happened previous to this miracle?


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 2

The miracles that had gone before of the ruler's daughter, and the woman with the issue of blood, are now followed by that of two blind men, so that blindness might now witness what death and disease had there witnessed. "And when Jesus departed thence," that is, from the ruler's house, "two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, "You, Son of David, have mercy on us."


 

QUESTION 3

" And when he had entered the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus says to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?"

this implies something very important about the blind men, and the process of thier helainbg. What is it


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 3

It did not happen right away. they had enough faith to follow Jesus into the house. No mention is made that Jesus promised them anything nbefore he went into the house.

Yet they were not healed by the way-side and in passing as they had expected to be, but after He had entered into the house, they come to Him, and first their faith is tested, so that in this way they may receive the light of the true faith. Jerome


 

QUESTION 4

"And when he had entered the house, the blind men came to him: "

The hlaing occured in the house., away froimn the public. this is a consistent aspect of many of christ;'s miracles. what does this imply and teach us?


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 4

Here again He teaches us to exclude the desire of fame, since because there was a house close by, He takes them there to heal them apart. Chysostom


 





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