Get Behind Me, Satan: Public Opinion about Jesus, Peter’s Half-Confession, and the Hebrew Meaning of Satan
How was Peter’s confession, “You are the Christ,” really only half a confession? How does the two-stage healing of a blind man prepare us for Peter’s confession? Why did people think Jesus was one of the prophets come back to life (redivivus)? And how does the Hebrew meaning of satan/Satan clarify why Jesus says to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan”? In this week’s video, Chad Bird addresses those questions as he explores Mark 8:27ff.