Saturday, January 27, 2018

Jesus the New Samson, The Stronger Man

From James R. Edwards, Eerdmans Pillar Commentary, p58f. In Mark 1:24 an unclean spirit calls “Jesus of Nazareth … the Holy One of God.” The only other person to be called “Holy One of God” in the Bible is Samson the Nazarite in Judges 16:17. The comparison is appropriate because Jesus is the one who is able to enter the strong man’s house, bind him and plunder his possessions.  (3:27)

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