It sounds like you think Jairus' daughter was dead (at least in Matthew) and that touching her did not affect Jesus' lifelong naziritism (like Samson).spin wrote: ↑Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:15 pmHow many people did Samson slay? Did he stop being a Nazirite from birth? Did Jesus lose the ability to "save his people from sin" by raising the dead? As I have pointed out, this is not a Nazirite vow: there is no vow to be completed. Acts of abstinence regard a vow, reaching a state of grace Jesus was born in.
If so, as I said, it's hard for me to imagine Jesus lying when he says "the girl is not dead," since he says in Mk. 7:13 (re: the Pharisees), "Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down," and in Mt. 5:17-20:
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
So I'm inclined to see Jesus as not lying in Mark and Matthew when he says, "The girl is not dead but asleep." And then he wouldn't need a Samson-like exemption with respect to touching dead people. Otherwise it seems weird to think that Jesus came to "save his people from sin" but sinned himself.