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Identifying the Centurion’s Servant


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Is it possible to know the identity of the centurion’s servant (Luke 7:2)? I don’t think we can identify him with certainty, but by considering the Scriptures I believe we can do better than merely the centurion’s servant (Luke 7:2). For example, if we consider the similarities between John 4:45-54 and Luke 7:2-10, we would find that Capernaum is the focus of the healing in both records (Luke 7:1 cf. Matthew 8:5; John 4:46). Both the centurion’s servant and the nobleman’s son were near death (Luke 7:2; John 4:47), and in both Scriptures the request for healing came from someone of rank (Luke 7:2; John 4:46). Moreover, Jesus chided the Jewish nation for their lack of faith in both accounts (cf. Luke 7:9; John 4:48), but the Scriptures point to the man of rank, who wasn’t Jewish, as having faith (Luke 7:9; John 4:50-53). Finally, in both Scriptures the man who was near death was healed by Jesus over some distance (Luke 7:10; John 4:50-53). Read the rest of this entry »

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