The overall dynamic is then of God visiting his people in the midst of a synagogue meeting, so as to bring out what real Israel is really all about, as full of power and excitement as the sagas of old, showing them in three dimensions what it really is to be a child of Abraham. You can begin to get a sense then of how a synagogue full of people suddenly found itself yanked out of its ordinary routine. All of its participants find themselves occupying different places within the stories, brought, if they could accept being urged to cry out more, to a real sense of what all the glories of Israel were really all about. These people were undergoing a visitation from God, so no wonder they rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him. On the other hand, those for whom synagogue has become a cult, in which, as it says in the Book of Job, resentful people go down to their graves in shame because they don’t cry out, then, his adversaries were put to shame.