Approach: Reading Matthew 15:21-28 with a view towards understanding the faith of the Canaanite woman.

Hermeneutic objective: Observing figures of speech, titles of Jesus, and the meaning of faith.

Theological objective: The Canaanite woman was a Gentile Old Testament Believer who a) recognized that Jesus was God the Messiah, and b) placed a trust in His words that could heal.