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To fully grasp this story’s meaning, we must understand the place of the pig in the author’s time and culture. Even the most cursory look at Jewish dietary law brings to light the awareness of swine’s uncleanliness. In Deuteronomy, the law states that “the pig, because it divides the hoof...
Triumphant Lord, we thank you for your healing power. Grant us your peace. Amen.
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