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3rd Century Origen said...
Where the word found that things done according to the history could be adapted to these mystical senses, he made use of them concealing from the multitude the deeper meaning; but where in the narrative of the development of super-sensual things, there did not follow the performance of those certain events which were already indicated by the mystical meaning, the scripture interwove in the history the account of some event that did not take place, sometimes what could not have happened; sometimes what could but did not.
originally posted by: Sigismundus
see also Proverbs 26: 11 ...
Finally ‘Jesus’ spoke to the woman saying, ‘Woman, the Bar Enasha (‘the Son of Man’) was sent ONLY (Gk. ‘mono’) to the Elect of the Lost Sheep of the House of Yisro’el, and anyway, since when is it right to take the holy-bread belonging to the sons of the Kingdom and throw it away on dogs [panting for a snatch] under the table?’
I don't know about you, but it seems heartless to me, at least, that a purported religious-healer who boldly asserts that he was ONLY 'sent' (in this case, by a misogynist-sexist-racist-bigoted-xenophobic desert-wandering tent-dwelling blood-thirsty middle-eastern clan god) to save ONLY one certain/identified group, and not to help others, to the point of degrading pejorative name-calling those who have come to him for help is nothing short of appalling. At least I wouldn't stand for my people being called 'dogs' to my face - in fact if he had said that to me, I would have spit right into his.
It is clear that the reference here being made by R. Yehoshua bar-Yosef the Galilean is to the Ingathering of the Lost Sheep of the House of Yisro'el scattered among the Gentiles, i.e. to Diaspora Jews in the 1st century CE that the long-hoped-for Meshia'q was to re-collect and bring back to Eretz-Yisro'el 'in the Last Days', which process was known to later Rebbes (see Pes. 88a) as the 'Kibbutz-galuyyot i.e. the Re-Gathering of the Exiles...'