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The Sermon on the Mount in the Light of the Temple

Religion


by
John W. Welch

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 266 pages

File size: 16.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

No religious text has influenced the world more than has the New Testament’s Sermon on the Mount, and yet this crucial text still begs to be more clearly understood. This book offers new insights by seeing it in the shadow of the all-pervasive Temple in Jerusalem, which dominated the religious landscape of the world of Jesus and his earliest disciples. Analyzing Matthew 5-7 in light of biblical and Jewish backgrounds, ritual studies, and oral performances in early Christian worship, this reading coherently integrates every line in the Sermon, and positions it as the premier Christian mystery.

No religious text has influenced the world more than has the New Testament’s Sermon on the Mount, and yet this crucial text still begs to be more clearly understood. This book offers new insights by seeing it in the shadow of the all-pervasive Temple in Jerusalem, which dominated the religious landscape of the world of Jesus and his earliest disciples. Analyzing Matthew 5-7 in light of biblical and Jewish backgrounds, ritual studies, and oral performances in early… (more)

No religious text has influenced the world more than has the New Testament’s Sermon on the Mount, and yet this crucial text still begs to be more clearly understood. This book offers new insights by seeing it in the shadow of the all-pervasive Temple in Jerusalem, which dominated the religious landscape of the world of Jesus and his earliest disciples. Analyzing Matthew 5-7 in light of biblical and Jewish backgrounds, ritual studies, and oral performances in early Christian worship, this reading coherently integrates every line in the Sermon, and positions it as the premier Christian mystery.

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