Jairus daughter had a NDE.

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INTRODUCTION

Tomorrow June 27, 2021 Mc 5,21-43 is read. I do not read the miracle stories in the Gospels. But this time I did.
This story reveals and touches a three issues I have dedicated time to before:

  1. Jesus Galilean Aramaic,
  2. Near-death experiences (NDE)
  3. Jesus’ loss of power
  4. and Jesus’ reluctance against and refusal to do miracles. 

The general mainstream materialist view of reality is that physical matter is all there is. So when the physical brain stops working, then the consciousness ends. NDE experiences challenges the idea that our consciousness, our minds are created by the brain.

Jairus’ daughter like Lazarus had a NDE.

I have written a lot about this issue on a separate page. Please more in  http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/nde-afterlife/

Jairus’ daughter and Lazarus, thanks to Jesus aren’t the only ones who probably had NDE and maybe later witnessed about it.

INDEX

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The texts

( N:B. The Bible texts are taken from www.vatican.va
Gospel texts below are copied from www.christianwritingtoday.com/free_downloads/WebNT_CWTedition.pdf )

Mark 5,21-43 says:

5:21 When Jesus had crossed back over in the boat to the other side, a great multitude was gathered to him; and he was by the sea.
5:22 Behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, came; and seeing him, he fell at his feet,
5:23 and begged him much, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Please come and lay your hands on her, that she may be made healthy, and live.”
5:24 He went with him, and a great multitude followed him, and they pressed upon him on all sides.
5:25 A certain woman, who had an issue of blood for twelve years,
5:26 and had suffered many things by many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better, but rather grew worse,
5:27 having heard the things concerning Jesus, came up behind him in the crowd, and touched his clothes.

5:28 For she said, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be made well.”
5:29 Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.
5:30 Immediately Jesus, perceiving in himself that the power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd, and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
5:31 His disciples said to him, “You see the multitude pressing against you, and you say, ‘Who touched me?’”
5:32 He looked around to see her who had done this thing.
5:33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
5:34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be cured of your disease.”
5:35 While he was still speaking, people came from the synagogue ruler’s house saying, “Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?”
5:36 But Jesus, when he heard the message spoken, immediately said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Don’t be afraid, only believe.”
5:37 He allowed no one to follow him, except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.

5:38 He came to the synagogue ruler’s house, and he saw an uproar, weeping, and great wailing.
5:39 When he had entered in, he said to them, “Why do you make an uproar and weep? The child is not dead, but is asleep.”
5:40 They ridiculed him. But he, having put them all out, took the father of the child, her mother, and those who were with him, and went in where the child was lying.
5:41 Taking the child by the hand, he said to her, “Talitha cumi!” which means, being interpreted, “Girl, I tell you, get up!”
5:42 Immediately the girl rose up and walked, for she was twelve years old. They were amazed with great amazement.
5:43 He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and commanded that something should be given to her to eat.

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The message

 

Thalita Kumi – Jesus Galilean Aramaic

I had a very special feeling attending a mass in Aramaic in Jönköping, Sweden, some years ago. I found no one capable to help me learn Aramaic. This  made me decide to try to learn another Semitic language, Arabic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galilean_dialect

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talitha_kumi#:~:text=traslitterato%20%C5%A3l%C4%ABth%C4%81%20q%C5%ABm%2C%20si%20trova,%2C%20kumi%205%2C41).

Jesus’ loss of power

5:30 Immediately Jesus, perceiving in himself that the power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd, and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”

I think that this is a remarkable note. So it was energy-requiring for him when he caused miracles.
Did he did not want to make miracles to save energy to be used to walk around and teach? I think instead that he knew that miracles would remove attention from what is important., that is, his teaching.

Jesus’ refusal to do miracles

“Unless you see signs and wonders,
you will in no way believe.” (Jn 4:48)

An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign,
and there will be no sign given to it, 
except for the sign of the prophet Jonah.”(Mt 16:4)

Read more in www.chalmerspresbyterian.org/articles-list/2018/3/5/why-does-jesus-sometimes-refuse-to-do-miracles

This time we read that Jesus saved a woman from her blood sickness and about the resurrection of Jairus daughter, “strictly ordered them that no one should know this, ”
But what did Mark? he spread about this to the world in a Gospel and the Church (and I too today) spread this further and still do it.
 Should we not follow Jesus’ commandments?

I removed all miracle stories in my Mark demythologized.

Pope Francis interpretation 

Pope Francis’s interpretation of 5:26-30 It is understandable that Pope Francis omitted 5:43 as the Church never has followed his order in 5.43. Or…

Pope Francis maybe does not regard the miracle stories to be important. If readed, they should not be regarded as historically true, but instead be seen as vehicles for Jesus and God’s teaching and will.

NDE experiences
Reports of people having “near-death” experiences go back to antiquity.
 
Jairus’ daughter (Mark 5,21-43) and Lazarus thanks to Jesus, aren’t the only ones who probably had NDE and maybe later witnessed about it.
 
read more about it in the article in  Livescience that is based upon a pdf  shared in Archive.org.
 

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conclusions

The reading of Mark 5 today has inspired me a lot. Most important of all is that the text explains another reason why Jesus was reluctant to make miracles. Jesus made everything to spread his knowledge and wanted to save energy for that. You can only imagine how much he walked around in Galilee and Judea. But God gave him the strength he needed to achieve his mission.

I wonder if Lazarus at first, really enjoyed to be back. He had maybe  nice NDE beingg with beloved parents and friends.  But being taken down on earth again, he were to experience extraordinary things with Jesus.

For the girl who was 12 the story is somewhat different. It was a girl that still had to experience many years of life on earth. Hopefully she got a good life after this, enjoying among others, the time with Jesus.

I would not liked to have missed that time on earth.

But I hope to met Jesus after my death.

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