In Luke 9:19-21 why was the public opinion divided about who Jesus was?

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There are at least two ways to look at this.

First, we can say that public opinion was divided because public opinion is always divided.  Often, when we think about historical times, we forget that we are thinking about real people.  We forget that they would have been essentially just like us.  Thinking about our society today, can you imagine us all having the same opinion on anything?  The people who were living at the time that Jesus was preaching were more homogeneous than we are in terms of...

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