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Jesus and the Demonics - Calming The Storm - Parable Or Fact...?

 
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Jesus and the Demonics - Calming The Storm - Parable Or Fact...?
Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 5: 1-20, Luke 8: 26-39...

The Story of Jesus and the Demonics...

As the story goes, all the disciples are with Jesus on a boat, when they are caught in a terrible storm.

Jesus ignores the storm, sleeping right through it. When he’s awakened, he scolds the disciples and proceeds to calm the storm.

They continue to their destination...

Jesus meets one or two (depending on the Gospel) “demonics” i.e., possessed men. These were living in tombs, in a necropolis by the sea.

Here, Jesus performs another one of his miracles, namely, he makes the demons leave the possessed men and proceeds to zap them into a herd of 2,000 domesticated pigs.

The possessed pigs now take a dive to their death, off a cliff into the sea below.

The neighbouring Gadareans come out, hear the story from the demonics, and immediately tell Jesus to get back on the boat and leave.

Here is where the story takes a twist...

Jesus’ voyage to the land of the Gadareans could not have taken place on the Sea of Galilee. It’s something that makes no sense.

How could you fall asleep in a tiny fishing boat during a storm? There is nowhere to sleep, and no way to sleep. If you lay across some rope, you would constantly be splashed in the face from the stormy spray.

Furthermore, as Porphyry points out and as others, like the French philosopher Voltaire later remarked; what are pigs doing in the Jewish state?

There are also no cemeteries on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, nor any tombs you could live in. There are no cliffs and there’s no “Land of the Gadareans”.

There was a Gedara further inland, but it had no access to the lake.
Put differently, there are no tombs, there’s no necropolis, no swine, no cliffs, no nothing.

Either the story didn’t happen or the “sea” that Jesus was sailing was not the tiny Galilean lake.

Some people say that since there was a confederation of non-Jewish cities on the east side of Jordan called the Decapolis, Jesus must’ve been sailing there.

This is a way of justifying the swine. But the whole story doesn’t fit.

You can jog from Capernaum (Jesus’ HQ in the 1st century) to Kursi in a matter of minutes, at most hours. Nothing – I repeat – nothing fits – not the geology, and not the archeology.

The solution for this dilema may be found here...

[link to blogs.timesofisrael.com]
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