Now we see that the raising of Jairus' daughter
, of Lazarus, of the Nain widow's son were all pointing toward the supreme raising of Jesus from the dead by God.
The Son of the Widow of Zarephath; the Son of the Shunammite woman, the man they threw on Elisha's dead bones; Jairus' daughter
, the son of the Widow of Nain, Lazarus and Eutychus ...
There are the acts of Jesus healing ten lepers, a centurion's servant, a paralyzed man, a woman long suffering from hemorrhage of Jesus calming a storm, of his ridding people of demons that had entered their bodies, of feeding 5000 people out of a little boy's lunch box containing two loaves of bread and five fish, of Jesus raising Jairus' daughter
and Lazarus from the dead.
With his brother James and Simon Peter, he witnesses the raising of Jairus' daughter
, the transfiguration of Jesus, and the agony at the garden of Gethsemane.
At the end of the service, the children returned to show the congregation what they had been doing based on the story of Jairus' daughter
each child had drawn around their hands and talked about what special things they do using their hands.
Then, Jesus resumes his "schedule," and, despite the news that Jairus' daughter
has died, he urges Jairus to let his faith supplant his fear and proceeds to raise the girl to life.
Instead she focuses on a subset of women figures, the ones identified as daughters: the woman from the crowd whom Jesus calls daughter and Jairus' daughter
, Herodias' daughter, and the daughter of the Syro-Phoenician woman.
In the southwest transept, a beautiful stained glass window designed by Evie Hone shows Christ healing Jairus' daughter
, and the woman healed from an issue of blood by touching the hem of Christ's robe.
Ched Myers writes in Binding the Strong Man that the two women are "archetypal opposites in terms of economic status and honor." The bleeding woman is without social, religious, or economic status; she is unnamed in the account and even the disciples urge Jesus not to worry about the needs of the crowd--presumably so that he can attend to Jairus' daughter
Shakespeare may simply have kept Hermione hidden in Paulina's closet for fourteen years, but surely he wants the audience to consider out the possibility that Hermione has been raised from the dead, like Lazarus or Jairus' daughter
(1.) Mark 5: 36 (healing of Jairus' daughter
) or John 20:19 (Jesus to disciples after the resurrection); on Merton and fear as a source of war, "The Root of War is Fear," originally published in The Catholic Worker, October 1961.
We should note these all come at dramatic moments: the raising of Jairus' daughter
; healing a deaf mute; Christ's appeal to God as 'Abba' beseeching "Take away this cup from me;" his dying "Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachththani." However, John Allegro, a distinguished multi-linguist observes that Abba is not uniquely Aramaic.