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    <p><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The Question: Who is my neighbor?</font></p>
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    <p><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Jesus trod
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      the way from Jerusalem to Jericho,</font></p>
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      <p><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Robbers stripping,
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            beating half-way toward death.</font></p>
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    <p><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> One appears
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        with the goodness of pity,</font></p>
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      <p><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Pouring oil
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            and wine, bandaging wounds.</font></p>
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    <p><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Travel to
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        an Inn, further doctoring of the unfortunate.</font></p>
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      <p><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> A well-paid
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            Innkeeper to continue the care.</font></p>
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    <p><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Giving assurances
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        of returning</font></p>
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      <p><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> and making
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            good on the tab,</font></p>
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        <p><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> the Palestinian
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                left.</font></p>
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    <p><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> There will
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        be another stripping and beating,</font></p>
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      <p><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> all the way
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            to death, and</font></p>
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        <p><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> no one with
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                the goodness of pity around.</font></p>
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    <p><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> I chose not to include the verses about the Priest and the Levite because I can't think of any other teachings where HJ sets up a class of people as the villain (one reason to question the pink of Lk 18:10-14), except Satan and his hordes. I'll put these verses down as later add-ons by the followers who wished to clearly separate themselves from the Temple religion and its  clean/unclean emphases. The verses are not needed to answer the question about who is our neighbor. Look for the &quot;Palestinian&quot; in your midst. - Gene</font></p>
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Revision as of 21:10, 4 July 2010

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Data

(1) Luke 10:29-37

Crossan Analysis: Item: 447

Stratum: I (80-120 CE)
Attestation: Single
Historicity: +
Common Sayings Tradition: No


Texts

(1) Luke 10:29-37

/10:29/ But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" /10:30/ Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. /10:31/ Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. /10:32/ So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. /10:33/ But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. /10:34/ He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. /10:35/ The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, 'Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.' /10:36/ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?" /10:37/ He said, "The one who showed him mercy." Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."

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Poetry

The Question: Who is my neighbor?

 

Jesus trod the way from Jerusalem to Jericho,

Robbers stripping, beating half-way toward death.

One appears with the goodness of pity,

Pouring oil and wine, bandaging wounds.

Travel to an Inn, further doctoring of the unfortunate.

A well-paid Innkeeper to continue the care.

 

Giving assurances of returning

and making good on the tab,

the Palestinian left.

There will be another stripping and beating,

all the way to death, and

no one with the goodness of pity around.

 

I chose not to include the verses about the Priest and the Levite because I can't think of any other teachings where HJ sets up a class of people as the villain (one reason to question the pink of Lk 18:10-14), except Satan and his hordes. I'll put these verses down as later add-ons by the followers who wished to clearly separate themselves from the Temple religion and its clean/unclean emphases. The verses are not needed to answer the question about who is our neighbor. Look for the "Palestinian" in your midst. - Gene




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