Peter was confronted a third time (Mk 14:70-14:70)

“Then after a little while,

The bystanders again

Said to Peter.

‘Certainly!

You are one of them!

You are a Galilean!’”

 

καὶ μετὰ μικρὸν πάλιν οἱ παρεστῶτες ἔλεγον τῷ Πέτρῳ Ἀληθῶς ἐξ αὐτῶν εἶ· καὶ γὰρ Γαλιλαῖος εἶ.

 

This is similar to Matthew, chapter 26:73, Luke, chapter 22:59, and John, chapter 18:26, with some changes.  Peter was confronted a 3rd time.  John said that a man recognized, Peter, because he was a relative of the one whose ear Peter had cut off.  Matthew said that after a little while some of the bystanders approached Peter.  Luke said that it was about an hour later when another person came up to Peter.  Mark, like Matthew, said that that after a little while (καὶ μετὰ μικρὸν), some bystanders again said to Peter (ἔλεγον τῷ Πέτρῳ) that he certainly was one of those followers of Jesus (Ἀληθῶς ἐξ αὐτῶν εἶ), because he was from Galilee (καὶ γὰρ Γαλιλαῖος εἶ), a Galilean.  Matthew added that Peter’s accent in his speech betrayed him as a man from Galilee.  For a 3td time, Peter was accused of being a man from Galilee, a follower of Jesus of Nazareth.  You can never escape your accent.

 

The deaf person (Mk 7:32-7:32)

“They brought

To Jesus

A deaf man,

Who had an impediment

In his speech.

They begged him

To lay his hand

On him.”

 

Καὶ φέρουσιν αὐτῷ κωφὸν καὶ μογιλάλον, καὶ παρακαλοῦσιν αὐτὸν ἵνα ἐπιθῇ αὐτῷ τὴν χεῖρα.

 

This healing is unique to Mark.  They brought a deaf man to Jesus (Καὶ φέρουσιν αὐτῷ κωφὸν).  This deaf person also had an impediment in his speech, since he had a hard time talking (καὶ μογιλάλον).  They begged Jesus (καὶ παρακαλοῦσιν αὐτὸν) to lay his hand on him (ἵνα ἐπιθῇ αὐτῷ τὴν χεῖρα).  Deaf and mute people were considered to be mentally retarded so that we often hear the term deaf and dumb.  Therefore, they could not be an adult with adult responsibilities.