Subject: James 5:13-19

From: Mark Markham (
Date: Mon Jan 03 2000 - 09:19:20 EST

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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Subject: James 5:13-19</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Dear all,</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I am having a mixed reaction concerning the use of
several words and the context of this passage. Please put aside the theological
implications here without much bias help me see what the Greek
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Sickness. Is it physical or spiritual emotional. I
have seen the word used both ways.&nbsp; </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Healing: ditto&nbsp; but not so closely divided.
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Anoint.&nbsp;There appears to be two words use to
describe anointing in the NT. What is the dif? Is it significant? </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>My gut reaction is James is talking about physical
mistreatment and perhaps spiritual defeat akin to weariness or depression ( i.e.
sin).&nbsp; This seems to be the scope of the healing that involves the elders,
oil, prayer, and confession.&nbsp; I know that is not very mystical but Is this
a straight forward understanding of the text?</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Thanks,</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Mark Markham</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Heidelberg, Germany</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>


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