Your daughter is dead (Lk 8:49-8:49)

“While Jesus

Was still speaking,

Someone

From the synagogue leader

Came to say.

‘Your daughter

Is dead!

Do not trouble

The Teacher anymore!’”

 

Ἔτι αὐτοῦ λαλοῦντος ἔρχεταί τις παρὰ τοῦ ἀρχισυναγώγου λέγων ὅτι Τέθνηκεν ἡ θυγάτηρ σου, μηκέτι σκύλλε τὸν Διδάσκαλον.

 

Luke said that while Jesus was still speaking (Ἔτι αὐτοῦ λαλοῦντος), someone from the house of the synagogue leader came (ἔρχεταί τις παρὰ τοῦ ἀρχισυναγώγου) to tell him (λέγων) that his daughter was dead (Τέθνηκεν ἡ θυγάτηρ σου).  They should not trouble this teacher anymore (μηκέτι σκύλλε τὸν Διδάσκαλον).  Now we are back to the original story about the dying daughter of the synagogue leader.  Mark, chapter 5:35, was similar to Luke, almost word for word, while Matthew had this little girl already dead.  Mark said that while Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the synagogue leader’s household.  They told him that his daughter was dead.  Thus, there was no need to trouble the teacher anymore.  Notice that they called Jesus “teacher.”  The idea of curing the young girl was gone, since she had died.  Thus, Matthew was right when he said that she was dead.  Have you had a tragic death in your family?

Your daughter is dead (Mk 5:35-5:35)

“While Jesus

Was still speaking,

Some people came

From the leader’s house.

They said.

‘Your daughter

Is dead.

Why trouble the Teacher

Any further?’”

 

Ἔτι αὐτοῦ λαλοῦντος ἔρχονται ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀρχισυναγώγου λέγοντες ὅτι Ἡ θυγάτηρ σου ἀπέθανεν· τί ἔτι σκύλλεις τὸν διδάσκαλον;

 

Now back to the original story.  Luke, chapter 8:49, is similar to Mark, almost word for word, while Matthew had the little girl already dead.  Mark said that while Jesus was still speaking (Ἔτι αὐτοῦ λαλοῦντος), some people came from the synagogue leader’s house (ἔρχονται ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀρχισυναγώγου).  They told him that his daughter was dead (λέγοντες ὅτι Ἡ θυγάτηρ σου ἀπέθανεν).  Thus, there was no need to trouble the Teacher anymore (τί ἔτι σκύλλεις τὸν διδάσκαλον).  Notice that they called Jesus “teacher.”  The idea of curing the young girl was gone, since she had died.