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In one way, yes they are, but literally they are not the same. Looking at four different accounts, in context, we can see so many similarities that they must surely be versions of the same account, yet there are important differences: Mark 14:3-5,7 (KJV): "And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman ...


I think that either the translation you are using, or your interpretation of what the text says, is flawed. The 13th century Jewish commentator, Rashi, says of this verse that the eagle's behavior here is that he does not surprise his fledglings by suddenly swooping into the nest, but awakens them to his presence by hovering over the nest before setting ...

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