January 31, 2021  “They were all amazed.” This verse circled in my mind as I walked with this text this week.  “They were amazed at his teaching.” Now, this word finds its root in the greek, θαμβέω (Thambeó), to astonish. Which, yes, is a suitable translation but I don’t think the depth of feeling is accurately conveyed in the English. A more accurate translation is to astonish…almost to the point of being terrified. Jesus’ teaching and casting out the demon…is astonishing to those gathered…to the point of being terrified…

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