Comparing Mark And Matthew 15: 22

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Both accounts of the event come from synoptic gospels, so there is some overlap in the stories. For example, both accounts mention that Jesus left one region and traveling to the region of Tyre. Both accounts also talk about the mother who desperately approaches Jesus asking for help because her daughter is possessed by a demon. Both Matthew and Mark acknowledge that the woman talking to Jesus is a Gentile. Both Matthew and Mark show that Jesus is both human and divine. Jesus’s exorcism of the little girl worked because of her mother’s faith; Jesus’s miracles only work for people who believe. In Matthew 15:22, when Jesus and his disciples first encounter the woman, the woman screams, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David”. This is significant

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