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V. Jesus' methods of treatment

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We have deliberately avoided the term "medicines", since in the healings of Jesus we can hardly speak of the prescribing or administering of medicines in the modern sense of the word. However, this does not mean to say that we do not find Jesus using various methods and performing various acts. The following may be distinguished: Jesus did not employ any medicines, the use of material means, touching and the laying on of hands, the word, details such as the look, looking up and sighing; taking aside, healing at a distance, and the duration of healing. The Gospels state that those who were afflicted by some disease or the other were healed of that disease by Jesus. They nowhere say that people came to Jesus to complain about incomplete recovery, return of the disease, or anything else. Any further research brings us no further than suppositions.

Keywords: disease; Gospels; medicines; recovery



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