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Senior Moment!
Senior Moment, Part 2:

'N then I didn't give the "Story of the Woman Bent Over for 18 Years".

Luke 13:

[11] And there was a woman who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself.
[12] And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your infirmity."
[13] And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God.

If you perform the subtraction from 8/9 CE (That is, the Passover of 9 CE and a little time earlier), 8 + (-18) = (-10) <=> 10 BCE.
Anything special happen that might sound like something that might explain why she was bent over for 18 years?
Not really...

This one was a tough problem. The closest Big Deal Event was the building of the Temple by Herod. THAT wouldn't explain anything - Herod started that project in 20/19 BCE. Anything with Caesar? Nothing that sticks out.

Look at the building of the Temple. Started in 20/19 BCE. Took a year and a half for the Priests to build. That takes us to ~ 18 BCE. Closer! But not enough.
Josephus, _Antiquities..._, 15, 11, 5:
"Into none of these three did king Herod enter, for he was forbidden, because he was not a priest. However, he took care of the cloisters and the outer enclosures, and these he built in eight years..."

Eight years would put the Temple work to the 10 BCE time but why would this keep a woman "with an infirmity" bent over for 18 years?
"...for at the same time with this celebration for the work about the temple fell also the day of the king's inauguration, which he kept of an old custom as a festival, and it now coincided with the other, which coincidence of them both made the festival most illustrious..."

So the Woman Bent Over for 18 years cannot worship God without worshiping Herod's ascension to the throne. As the Man with the Withered Hand is freed from his affliction (and is able to write again), so the Woman Bent Over for 18 years is freed from her infirmity.

[16] And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?"

The woman is a daughter of Abraham, not some Idumean. She is freed from a bond given by Satan.

Any comments about the Time Markers would be appreciated.


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Senior Moment! - by Charles Wilson - 12-04-2012, 05:26 AM
Re: Senior Moment! - by Charles Wilson - 12-05-2012, 02:47 AM

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