The healing of a blind man with spittle.
Mark 8.22-26 (John 9.1-41).
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Notes and quotes.
§ Thomas 24c:
§ Papyrus Egerton 2, fragment 1 verso, lines 15-17, nonlineated:
§ I have linked Mark 8.22-26 with John 9.1-41 because of the obvious similarity in miracle: Spittle helps to cure a blind man. John Dominic Crossan, however, links John 9.1-41 with the healing of the paralytic in Matthew 9.1-8 = Mark 2.1-12 = Luke 5.17-26 because of the connection made in that pericope between curing the sick and forgiving sins, so reminiscent of John 9.2, 34. On page 441 of The Historical Jesus Crossan annotates his complex number 127 as follows:
127+. Sickness and Sin: (1) John 5:1-9a, 14; (2) Mark 2:1-12 = Matt. 9:1-8 = Luke 5:17-26.
(The plus sign + indicates that, in the judgment of Crossan, this complex is based on an historical incident of some kind in the career of Jesus.)
§ On page 135 of Light from the Ancient East Adolf Deissman gives the text and translation of what he calls one of four records of cures inscribed on a marble tablet some time after 138, probably at the temple of Asclepius on the island in the Tiber at Rome (I have slightly modified his translation):