Neofiti Exodus 22:30
27 My people, children of Israel: do not despise your judges and do not curse the lord who is in your people. 28 Do not delay in collecting your tithes and your priestly share. You shall consecrateuu to my name the first-born of your male sons. 29 You shall do likewise with your oxen and with your sheep. Seven days ww it shall be reared behind its mother, and on the eighth day they shall separate it to my name. 30 And you shall be a people of consecrated ones to my name. You shall not eat flesh torn from a wild beast, killed in the field; you shall throw it to the dog, or you shall throw it to the gentile stranger, who is comparable to the dog.
21 After going out from there, Jesus went to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that area came and cried out, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is horribly demon-possessed!” 23 But he did not answer her a word. Then his disciples came and begged him, “Send her away because she keeps on crying out after us.” 24 So he answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and bowed down before him and said, “Lord, help me!” 26 “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs,” he said. 27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, your faith is great! Let what you want be done for you.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.
Notes and References
"... Another passage of Neofiti (Exodus 22:30) gives the proper dimension of Jesus' answer to the Canaanite woman (Matthew 15:26): he only repeats, without sanctioning it, a traditional expression of the contempt with which in the Jewish ambient the pagans were looked upon ..."
Le Déaut, Roger Targumic Literature and New Testament Interpretation (p. 247) Biblical Theology Bulletin, 1974
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