I’ve been doing some research on Mathew 5, specifically the passage around the man who’s been infected with a “legion” of demons.
There’s lots of stuff there’s been pretty good commentary on. But I haven’t seen anybody adress what seems to me a pretty basic question:
Why in the world would the ancient Jews have had a herd of 2,000 pigs? They wouldn’t have wanted to touch them, let alone eat them.
Does anybody have any ideas? Citations or quotations would be even better.