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8.     The measures taken by the governor
according to Mark 1-2

Mark 1-2 keeps – as miracle stories – a catalogue of the measures taken by the governor Jesus.

Volcano Pichincha, crater
Volcano Pichincha, crater

 The miracle narratives are not historical records of healings of individuals, but parables which describe the activity of Jesus for the benefit of the Galilean population.

First Jesus heals the Demoniac. The man symbolizes the people of Galilee: the unclean spirit which possesses the man is the Jewish aristocracy which justifies its supremacy by its alleged cleanness and the uncleanliness of the non-Jewish population.

The spirit gets to the point: Jesus has come to destroy the supremacy of the (Jewish) aristocracy in Galilee. The man, the people of Galilee, is freed from the jurisdiction of the aristocracy and comes under the authority of the monarchy.

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