Luke 8:44

Luke 8:44

Came behind him
In the press and crowd of people, being ashamed to come before him, and tell him her case:

and touched the border of his garment
the fringe the Jews were obliged to wear at the bottom of their garments, ( Numbers 15:38 ) ( Deuteronomy 22:12 ) and which the more religious sort did, for by this they were distinguished from the common people: it is asked F16,

``who is a plebeian, or one of the common people? every one that does not read "Keriat Shema", (i.e. hear, O Israel), &c. ( Deuteronomy 6:4 ) morning and evening, with the blessings belonging to it, the words of R. Meir: but the wise men say, whoever does not put on the "Tephillin" (the frontlets, ( Deuteronomy 6:8 ) ) Ben Azzai says, whoever has not (tyuyu) , "the fringe" on his garment''
(See Gill on Matthew 9:20). This woman was persuaded in her own mind, if she could but touch the clothes of Christ, she should be healed, and accordingly she was:

and immediately her issue of blood staunched;
stopped, and was dried up; ( Mark 5:28 Mark 5:29 ) .


F16 T. Bab Succa, fol. 22. 1.