21 Leaving there,
Jesus now withdrew into the parts
(merh) of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And, look! [a] Canaanite woman [living in Canaan but Syro Phoenicean by race from Mark 7], from those regions came out and cried aloud, saying: Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David. My daughter is badly demonised.
23 But he did not say a word in answer to her. So his disciples came up and began to request him: Send her away; because she keeps crying out after us.
24 In answer he said: I was not sent forth to any but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 The [woman] having come was doing obeisance to him, saying: Lord, help me!
26 In answer he said: It is not right to take the bread of the children and throw it to little dogs.
27 She said: Yes, Lord; but really the little dogs do eat of the crumbs falling from the table of their masters.
28 Then Jesus said in reply to her: Oh woman, great is your faith; let it happen to you as you wish. And her daughter was healed from that hour on (Matthew 15).
From there he rose up and went into the regions (oria)
of Tyre and Sidon. And he
entered into a house and did not want anyone to get to know it. Yet he could not
25 But immediately a woman whose little daughter (qugatrion) had an unclean spirit heard about him and came and prostrated herself at his feet.
26 The woman was [a] Greek, [a] Syrophoenician in/by the race, and she kept asking him to expel the demon from her daughter (qugatroV).
27 But he began by saying to her: First let the children be satisfied, for it is not right to take the bread of the children and throw it to the little dogs.
28 In reply, however, she said to him: Yes, Lord, and yet the little dogs underneath the table eat of the crumbs of the little children.
29 At that he said to her: Because of saying this, go; the demon has gone out of your daughter.
30 So she went away to her house and found the little child laid on the bed and the demon gone out (Mark 7).
In this account Jesus makes the incredible assertion that demon possession of a young girl is bread to the children of Israel (food for thought for the sons of Israel). Putting this in plain English. He is saying that God's people learn from demon possession, it is a scriptural lesson for them. How? Well the lessons as we understand them are set out in the section on Demon Possession, Hell and Transport for London See I14.
To summarize I14, you can only be demon possessed if you fail a spirit sanctification test and therefore get assigned to Gehenna and effectively become a demon yourself. At that point since Satan is the ruler of the demons and was the ruler of this world at the time of Jesus' ministry, he could authorize a demon in Gehenna to enter your body and put you into the first death (not into Gehenna, because demon possession is temporary and you will get your body back at some point and you would know too much had you been to Gehenna). The demons themselves are restricted in what they can say when they possess humans. So the husband of this Syrio-Phoenician woman must have been a rotten 1NC saint and so must have been a Jew since only these were called during Jesus' ministry. Now the husband owns both his wife and his daughter. So once the demon possesses the husband then he owns the wife and the daughter. He can call his female demon friend and give her the body of the daughter so long as the daughter was under Satan's authority i.e. not a daughter of the 1AC. So evidently, since his daughter was possessed, she had no faith. However the mother did have faith in Jesus, she was a daughter of the 1AC. Hence she was not possessed herself and she was able to procure the release of her daughter by her faith.
These technical considerations give us the symbolic meaning which is as follows...
From there he rose up and went into the regions (oria)
of Tyre and Sidon [JWs and LWs]. And he
entered into a house [Some 1NC reserves
stealthily enter into Laodicea] and did not want anyone to get to know it. Yet he could not
25 But immediately a woman [the unsanctified Laodiceans] whose little daughter (qugatrion) [the sanctified Laodiceans] had an unclean spirit [being saints with no water baptism] heard about him and came and prostrated herself at his feet.
26 The woman was [a] Greek, [a] Syrophoenician in/by the race [dual nationality - an LW/JW] and she kept asking him to expel the demon from her daughter (qugathr).
27 But he began by saying to her: First let the children be satisfied, for it is not right to take the bread of the children and throw it to the little-dogs.
28 In reply, however, she said to him: Yes, Lord, and yet the little dogs underneath the table eat of the crumbs of the little children [unclean Christians hiding under the table of the LWs, eating the crumbs - these are the Laodiceans].
29 At that he said to her: Because of saying this, go; the demon has gone out of your daughter (qugathr).
30 So she went away to her house [TCC4, the LWs] and found the little-child (paidion) laid on the bed [with a completed water baptism] and the demon gone out (Mark 7).
Matthew has a double designation and so does Mark. Both accounts are parallel accounts and so are covered by the Parallel Account Principle. So we sum the repetitions of nouns in both accounts for the total noun count, and both accounts share the same symbolism, and combine in a non overlapping way to make the whole picture. There are 3 designations for Jesus, namely Jesus, Lord and son of David, so there are three characters covered by the three designations in all the threads of the parallel accounts. Jesus counts as 2x and Lord as 4x, and 'Son of David' counts 1x, so there are two meanings of Jesus and two meanings of Lord in the two word symbolic threads of the combined set of parallel accounts. And Son of David takes only the literal meaning in them both.
These are literal accounts, and the literal meaning is as stated above.
Tyre and Sidon stand for Worldwide Commerce (the towns were in Asher's land). This woman is pre-occupied with commerce. Because two cities are mentioned, the whole deal covers two administrations (FDS3 and FDS4). Tyre and Sidon are used as possessive adjectives describing their nouns (parts and regions) in these accounts, so they are not limited in meaning by a count.
Woman (2x) is woman in the literal meaning, and then the
JAC (bearing children of
spirit) in the first word symbolic meaning wherein Jesus is her Lord, and then the
children of faith) in the second word symbolic meaning wherein Jesus is by
omission not her Lord in quite the same way, but she does recognise him as the son of David.
Canaanite (Adjective) Interested in the true religion but not in it.
Daughter (2x) is daughter in the literal meaning, and a subcovenant of the covenant of the woman in the word symbolic meaning. She is the 2NC for the JAC and the ZCC for the 1AC??
The 1AC is the covenant of Faith, Oh woman
great is your faith. This is true of the 1AC and the JAC.
Bread (1x) only means spiritual food in all
Children (1x) means children of the 2AC in all meanings.
Jesus (1x/2x) is Jesus (The human in the
literal account and the heavenly God in the word symbolic accounts)
Lord (3x/4x) is a term of respect literally, then the husband of the woman of the JAC, then spiritual leader of those in the 1AC
Little dogs (2x) are young like children, trainable
dogs. You canít teach an old dog new tricks. These little dogs are the
children of the woman, but they are not children of the 2AC, hence the symbolism
of 'dog'. A dog is domesticated, but it is not clean. Little also in the sense
that they are only dogs temporarily. They will eventually become clean. These little dogs are
likewise pre-occupied with commerce. Their spiritual vision has second place in
The two Word symbolic strands are related by faith outside the true religion. The 1AC because they never joined and the JAC because they were all disfellowshipped. The disfellowshipped 1NC saints of the JAC are pre-occupied with commerce presently. They joined the UN from 1992 to 2001 to gain acceptance for the JWs in more nations in order to get more converts in order to get better figures and more money. The children of the 1AC are in the world chasing money like almost everyone else.
The children of faith are saved by eating the crumbs left over from the meal of the children of the 2AC. They digest some smaller pieces of this website. The children of the JAC likewise are saved through crumbs of the great truths given to FDS4 by God. It is a lovely comparison between pauper children of the 1AC and the rich kids of the JAC, rich in the spiritual sense. They both get saved in the same way. They humbly scrape up crumbs from the floor of FDS4.
"Syrophoenician" can be used as a noun used or an adjective. The sentence:
The car, German as regards its manufacture.
Uses the word 'German' as an adjective. Likewise, Syrophoenician is used as an adjective in Mark, so Mark has no double designation.
|Tyre and Sidon (adjective)||Tyre and Sidon, and then the first and second administrations of the true religion in a presence. Mark is the first presence, Matthew is the second presence. Mark covers FDS1 and FDS2, Matthew covers FDS3 and FDS4.|
|Woman (2)||Physical woman, covenant (JAC)|
|Daughter (2)||Physical daughter, subcovenant (1NC)|
|Little||Little means 'temporary stage before'|
|Little Daughter (1)||pre-subcovenant (1EC)|
|Children (2)||Physical Children, Children of the 2AC|
|Little children (1)||Temporarily outside the 2AC|
|Little dogs (2)||Little dogs, children of the 1AC (they eventually become edenic children).|
|Unclean spirit (1)||Disfellowshipped|
|House (2)||House, Temple|
|House Jesus entered||House of 2EC (FDS2)|
|House woman returned to||House of 1EC (FDS1)|
|Table (1)||Spiritual feeding mechanism|
|Bread (1)||Spiritual food|
|Greek (adjective)||Not a Jew, i.e. not a water baptism woman (she is a spirit baptism woman).|
|Syrophoenician (adjective)||Native of Tyre and Sidon (FDS1 and FDS2)|
|Rose up (verb)||Ascended to heaven|
|Laid on the bed||With a resurrection guaranteed, a completed water baptism, this applies to all the sons of the EC1 who join FDS2.|