Paper 151: Tarrying and Teaching by the Seaside/ /Midwayer Commission

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Matthew Block suggests that the following authors were influential in writing of this Paper and has prepared a parallel chart:

Rev. Alfred Edersheim, M.A.Oxon, D.D., Ph.D., The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (Volume One) (New York: Longman, Green, & Co., Eighth Edition, Revised, 1899) Hathi Trust Digital Library copy, V.1Hathi Trust Digital Library copy, V.2.Wikipedia page: Edersheim.

Wm. Arnold Stevens and Ernest Dewitt Burton, A Harmony of the Gospels for Historical Study: An Analytical Synopsis of the Four Gospels (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1904, 1932) copy.

Harris Franklin Rall, The Teachings of Jesus (New York: Abingdon Press, 1918, 1930) Hathi Trust Digital Library copyWikipedia page: Rall.

David Smith, M.A., D.D., Our Lord’s Earthly Life (New York: George H. Doran Company, 1925)

David Smith, M.A., D.D., The Days of His Flesh: The Earthly Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Eighth Edition, Revised (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1910)

Benjamin Willard Robinson, Ph.D., The Sayings of Jesus: Their Background and Interpretation (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1930)

“Parable (in OT),” by C. W. Emmet, in Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible, edited by James Hastings, D.D. (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1909) Hathi Trust Digital Library copy.

“Parable (in NT),” by G. M. Mackie, in Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible, edited by James Hastings, D.D. (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1909) Hathi Trust Digital Library copy.

George A. Barton, Ph.D., LL.D., Jesus of Nazareth: A Biography (New York, The Macmillan Company, 1922) Hathi Trust Digital Library copyWikipedia page: Barton.

Daniel A. Poling, Between Two Worlds: The Romance of Jesus (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1931) Wikipedia page: Poling.

Robert Norwood, The Man Who Dared to Be God: A Story of Jesus (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1929)

For Biblical cross-references for all Sections: click here.


Section 1: The Parable of the Sower


Section 2: Interpretation of the Parable


p8Consider that the particular pattern associated with how the Revelators talk about the Alpheus twins invites speculation about whether they were in the subnormal category. Consider how valuable it might be from a universe perspective to have this group represented amongst the apostles of Jesus.
(113:1.1) The teaching about guardian angels is not a myth; certain groups of human beings do actually have personal angels. It was in recognition of this that Jesus, in speaking of the children of the heavenly kingdom, said: “Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones, for I say to you, their angels do always behold the presence of the spirit of my Father.”
(113:1.3) The subnormal minded—those who do not exercise normal will power; those who do not make average decisions. This class embraces those who cannot comprehend God; they lack capacity for the intelligent worship of Deity.

Section 3: More About Parables


Section 4: More Parables by the Sea


Section 5: The Visit to Kheresa

p2metric conversion: “This body of water is almost 210 m below the level of the sea . . .”

p3metric conversion: “. . . and they were now entirely dependent on their oars as they laboriously pulled for the shore, a little more than 2.4 km distant.”


Section 6: The Kheresa Lunatic

Foundation Map: Jan. 19 to March 26, 29 A.D.


p3insanity/insane is discussed in nine paragraphs: (55:5.2), (67:1.4), (72:10.1,3), (77:7.6,7), (88:1.9), (141:4.8), (151:6.3).

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