Healing miracles of Jesus

The miracles of Jesus are the supernatural[1] deeds attributed to Jesus in Christian and Islamic texts. According to the Gospel of John, only some of these were recorded.[2] The majority of those described are exorcisms, as well as faith healing, resurrection of the dead and control over nature.[3][4]

In the Synoptic Gospels (Mark, Matthew, and Luke), Jesus refuses to give a miraculous sign to prove his authority.[5] In the Gospel of John, Jesus is said to have performed seven miraculous signs that characterize his ministry, from changing water into wine at the start of his ministry to raising Lazarus from the dead at the end.[6]

To many Christians and Muslims, the miracles are actual historical events.[7] Certain Christian scholars present arguments for the historicity of miracles.[8][9] Other religious believers, including liberal Christians, consider these stories to be figurative.[10] Modern scholars, working from an Enlightenment viewpoint, tend to be skeptical about miracles.[11]

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