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The Naked Man – pt. 47

For the setting and a cast of characters for this series, click here. Mark walked into the courtyard from the house, greeting Simeon before sitting down next to his mother. She offered him a platter of dried fish, and he … Continue reading

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The Naked Man – cast of characters

Setting We are in Jerusalem in CE69. A Roman army is encamped outside the walls, awaiting orders to besiege the city. The call has gone out throughout Judaea and Galilee – all faithful Jews must rally to the defense of … Continue reading

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The Naked Man – pt. 46

Mark continued his account of John’s imprisonment. “Now a strategic day came when Herod gave a banquet on his birthday for his lords and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee; and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she … Continue reading

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The Naked Man – pt. 45

The mood in the courtyard was subdued during the meal. There had been fresh outbreaks of violence overnight, with some of Simon bar Giora’s troops attacking temple-goers who they accused of being zealots. Complaints by the victims’ families to the … Continue reading

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The Naked Man – pt. 44

“Jesus summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits; and he instructed them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a mere staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their … Continue reading

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The Naked Man – pt. 43

Having settled his mother in her seat, Mark surveyed the courtyard as people continued to arrive for the evening gathering. He noted Yiftach in typically animated conversation with a friend. He also noted with interest Adina’s occasional sideways glance at … Continue reading

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The Naked Man – pt. 42

Adina pressed Mark. “Why would Jesus say that? That’s, that’s…cruel. The man’s just been told his daughter has died, and Jesus’ response is, ‘Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.’? What kind of faith?!” “Perhaps,” Miryam responded gently, “the same kind … Continue reading

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