Extensive Tour Through Galilee

“Jesus turns his ministry now to Phoenicia and the area around Tyre and Sidon.  here he encounters a Canaanite woman who begs Jesus to heal her daughter.  As descendants of Noah’s son Ham, against whom a curse had been directed, the Canaanites are looked down upon by the Jews as unworthy of God’s blessings.  At first it appears that Jesus rebuffs the woman, but the end result demonstrates Jesus’ concern for all people, and also provides an excellent example of persistent faith on the part of a believer.

Jesus will perform more miracles and chastise the Pharisees for demanding signs of his deity.”

Read:  Matthew 15:21-39, Mark 7:24-37, Mark 8:1-26, Matthew 16:1-12

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.