Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Jesus wore tassels

The Torah's instructions pertaining to "tassels” were put in place to serve as reminders for the people of Israel (Num. 15:37-41). Tassels taught them to remember God’s covenant faithfulness. In Matthew 9:20 though, it’s not quite clear who is being reminded of God’s covenant faithfulness when the bleeding woman touches the tassel of Jesus' garment. Does the woman see the tassle and remember God’s covenant faithfulness, or is Jesus reminded of his own desire to express covenant faithfulness as she touches his tassel? Or are both implied?

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