The Syrophoenician Woman: Matt. 15:21-28

The text says a Canaanite woman came to Yeshua (also named by scholars as the Syrophoenician Woman, likely from the history noted above). Yeshua’s disciples were not exactly excited about her disturbing their peace by her continual crying out for the Lord to show her, or specifically her daughter, mercy. The daughter was not simply demonized, but the text says she was (NASB’s translation), “cruelly demon-possessed.”