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Volume 03 Issue 08

Sunday February 25, 2018


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Linguistic Structure

A 31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suf-
fer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief
priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise
again.

B 32 And He was stating the matter plainly. And Peter took


Him aside and began to rebuke Him.

B’ 33 But turning around and seeing His disciples, He re-


buked Peter and said,

A’ "Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on
God's interests, but man's."

Discussion A: Human. B: Peter.


This narrative
consists of two
A 34 And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to
chiasms. The first them, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself,
chiasm is a defini- and take up his cross and follow Me.
tion of who the
Son of Man is.
There are several B 35 "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but
distinct definitions whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will
save it.
for the Son of
Man. All but one is
B’ 36 "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole
positive. Peter world, and forfeit his soul? 37 "For what will a man give in
asks about the exchange for his soul?
negative definition
and is rebuked by A’ 38 "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adul-
Yeshua. Yeshua terous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be
did not believe the ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with
negative passage the holy angels."
about the Son of
man was either A: Person who obey to Jesus and person who doesn't obey to
valid or interpret- Jesus. B: Losing a life.
ed properly.

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Why did Peter rebuke Yeshua? (v. 32)

There were several understandings from the


Hebrew Scripture what the purpose of the Son What does “take up
your cross” mean?
of Man was. The suffering of the Son of Man (v. 34)
is described in Isaiah 50-55, the suffering Taking up your cross
and not denying Ye-
servant passages. Peter did not want to see shua is tied together
Yeshua suffer. He probably remembered the with the rest of the
narrative. The Early
Job passage about the insignificant creature Church that Mark
wrote to was under
description of the Son of Man. the pressure of per-
secution. How do you
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"How then can a man be just with God? Or explain to people that
when they come to
how can he be clean who is born of woman? 5 faith in Yeshua the
Messiah that they will
"If even the moon has no brightness And the suffer for it? Many
stars are not pure in His sight, 6 How much would lose their vo-
cations. Many would
less man, that maggot, And the son of man, lose their lives. All for
the sake of the Gos-
that worm!" (Job 25:4-6 NAU) pel these things were
happening. The au-
thor decided to have
Yeshua make this
If the Son of Man is insignificant then the suf- statement to help the
fering of the Son of Man would also be insig- disciples. To become
a disciple of Yeshua
nificant. Peter was looking out for the welfare in the early years
meant an unwel-
of his Master. Yeshua rebukes Peter telling comed death. But it
was worth it because
him that the Job definition of the Son of Man Yeshua was blessing
is flawed. The Son of Man must be willing to all who came to fol-
low Him. The earthly
give up his life to bring the message of God’s existence was not as
important as a Heav-
love to His people. So, Yeshua tells us to dis- enly one?
regard the Job definition. By doing so the Suf-
fering Servant passage is a part of the life of
the Son of Man.

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DISCOVERING
BIBLICAL
TREASURES What about “being ashamed?” (v. 38)
The purpose of
Discovering
The faith was not go- shua telling us that we
Biblical Treas-
ures is to teach ing to grow unless the must not hide our faith
students of the
faithful went out and in Him. Mark’s author
Bible how to
learn the Bible told everyone they knew of the need to
in the same
knew about Yeshua. evangelize even in the
manner that
our Lord and To be ashamed of Ye- face of death. He uses
Savior Yeshua
shua meant that one the same writing vehi-
did. What did
people think would not talk about cle here. He places
when they
Yeshua. For the early the need to talk about
heard the
Scriptures spo- church not speaking Yeshua into Yeshua’s
ken by Yeshua.
about Yeshua was words. The faith
Learn more
from the considered sinful. spread by word of
teachers of the They had to spread mouth in the early
Bible Learning
University at the word. Therefore, church.
http:// Mark’s author has Ye-
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teachings at
http://
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Hebraic View—putting it together

This narrative from Mark’s Gospel tells us that the one negative refer-
ence from the Hebrew Scripture about the Son of Man was rebuked by
Yeshua. The overwhelming belief is that the content found in Job is not
valid. The statements about the Son of Man was made by Bildad the
Shuhite. A discussion could be held that Bildad really did not understand
the God of Israel and God’s purpose for Creation. The biblical refer-
ences to the Son of Man is that he is the crown of God’s creation is
plentiful in the Scripture. Yeshua tells us that Bildad is incorrect because
He rebuked Peter for rebuking Him about the suffering of the Son of
Man. Perhaps Peter brought the Job reference, indirectly, because he
did not want to see his Master killed. Peter and the other followers of Ye-
shua had to understand that He was the Son of Man as described in the
Psalms, Daniel and Isaiah. Because Yeshua was the Son of Man He
had to endure suffering and death. A possible explanation was Yeshua
as the Son of Man who endured death and was all the time the Messiah,
but it was the resurrection that allowed the followers of the time to see it.
Yeshua is God’s Messiah in all ways. The introduction was Yeshua as
the Son of Man described in the Scripture. The resurrection opened their
eyes that He was also the Messiah.

6 Author: Rev. Dr. Michael H. Koplitz, D.Min., Ph D.