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Chapter Five

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Chapter Summary

This chapter considers four of Jesus' characteristic actions, which include proclamation, teaching, healing, and feeding, in relation to the crowds. It presents a discussion of Jesus' role as shepherd. Part of Jesus' activity amongst the crowds can be epitomized by the summaries Matthew himself furnishes at 4:23 and 9:35 (cf. 11:1): "teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom and healing every disease and infirmity". In the feeding of the five thousand, Matthew differs from Mark in having Jesus' compassion result in the act of healing instead of teaching. Healing comes before teaching and even before feeding. Obviously, Jesus' therapeutic ministry is best suited to assuage it, but his teaching and feeding of the crowds, and even his proclamation are all calculated to remedy their deficiencies and give them the care and guidance they require.

Keywords: Jesus' characteristic actions; Mark; Matthew

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