"She departed to her house": Another Dimension of the Syrophoenician Mother's Faith in Mark 7:24-30

Matthew L. Skinner

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2006

Issue: Mark (Vol. 26, No 1, Winter, 2006)

The Syrophoenician mother stands as an exemplar of faith not because she has so much of it, but because she enacts it so consistently and deeply. Hers is an insistent, perceptive, and trusting faith that provides insight into the faith we exhibit as well.

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