Matthew and the Mishnah

Matthew and the Mishnah

Akiva Cohen investigates the general research question: how do the authors of religious texts reconstruct their community identity and ethos in the absence of their central cult?

Author: Akiva Cohen

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161499603

Category: Religion

Page: 655

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Akiva Cohen investigates the general research question: how do the authors of religious texts reconstruct their community identity and ethos in the absence of their central cult? His particular socio-historical focus of this more general question is: how do the respective authors of the Gospel according to Matthew, and the editor(s) of the Mishnah redefine their group identities following the destruction of the Second Temple? Cohen further examines how, after the Destruction, both the Matthean and the Mishnaic communities found and articulated their renewed community bearings and a new sense of vision through each of their respective author/redactor's foundational texts. The context of this study is thus that of an inner-Jewish phenomenon; two Jewish groups seeking to (re-)establish their community identity and ethos without the physical temple that had been the cultic center of their cosmos.
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Matthew and the Mishnah

Matthew and the Mishnah

As an authoritative discourse , the purpose of the Mishnah is to expound a set of
master narratives that establish the ... and turn my attention to the very different
portrayal of the temple evinced by the author of the Gospel according to Matthew
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Author: Akiva Cohen

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161499603

Category: Religion

Page: 655

View: 781

Akiva Cohen investigates the general research question: how do the authors of religious texts reconstruct their community identity and ethos in the absence of their central cult? His particular socio-historical focus of this more general question is: how do the respective authors of the Gospel according to Matthew, and the editor(s) of the Mishnah redefine their group identities following the destruction of the Second Temple? Cohen further examines how, after the Destruction, both the Matthean and the Mishnaic communities found and articulated their renewed community bearings and a new sense of vision through each of their respective author/redactor's foundational texts. The context of this study is thus that of an inner-Jewish phenomenon; two Jewish groups seeking to (re-)establish their community identity and ethos without the physical temple that had been the cultic center of their cosmos.
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The Torah in Matthew

The Torah in Matthew

Jesus' relation to the Torah forms a significant motif in Matthew's Gospel.

Author: Francois Viljoen

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643910196

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Jesus' relation to the Torah forms a significant motif in Matthew's Gospel. This relation is taken up as an important theme in the Sermon on the Mount with its strong Sinai typology, and disputes about the Torah are repeated throughout the Gospel. Jesus is depicted as the last and greatest expositor of the Torah. When reading this Gospel, the central role of the Torah must be seriously considered. This present study is furthermore relevant in the light of new insights that have developed in recent years on the diversity and dynamics within the Judaism that confronted Matthew. This diversity within Judaism is usually related to Judaist attitudes towards the Torah. To complicate this, oral traditions were strong and lively. Questions arose about the status of the written Scriptures and oral traditions and the authority ascribed to these. The Matthean community developed within this turmoil of developing Judaism.
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The Gospel of Matthew and Judaic Traditions

The Gospel of Matthew and Judaic Traditions

Herbert Basser in The Gospel of Matthew and Judaic Traditions utilizes his mastery of Jewish writings to navigate the agenda of this enigmatic Gospel.

Author: Herbert Basser

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004291782

Category: Religion

Page: 816

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Herbert Basser in The Gospel of Matthew and Judaic Traditions utilizes his mastery of Jewish writings to navigate the agenda of this enigmatic Gospel. He propounds numerous novel suggestions, while Marsha Cohen’s editing gives us a highly accessible text.
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The Halakhah of Jesus of Nazareth According to the Gospel of Matthew

The Halakhah of Jesus of Nazareth According to the Gospel of Matthew

This is a republished edition of Sigala (TM)s pioneering work with a new preface by Eugene Fisher of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and an updating epilogue by Thomas Kazen of the Stockholm School of Theology.

Author: Phillip Sigal

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015077115932

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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This is a republished edition of Sigala (TM)s pioneering work with a new preface by Eugene Fisher of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and an updating epilogue by Thomas Kazen of the Stockholm School of Theology. Sigal argues that, from a halakhic perspective, Jesusa (TM) teachings on Sabbath and divorce in the Gospel of Matthew use the same methods of interpretation as those of his proto-rabbinic contemporaries. The Jesus of the Gospel of Matthew should thus be seen as a charismatic prophetic first-century proto-rabbia " independent in his halakhah and frequently anticipating later rabbinic positionsa "rather than as transcending proto-rabbinic halakhah or as an adherent of a particular school. Sigal concludes that, had it not been for the expulsion of Christian Jews from the synagogues after 90 C.E., Jesus could have been remembered as one of the rabbis of the Mishnah and that neither Christology nor halakhah were decisive for the break. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)
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The Pharisees in Matthew 23 Reconsidered

The Pharisees in Matthew 23 Reconsidered

This book provides an interesting and in-depth study that credits Matthew 23 as historically reliable and authoritative as part of the Word of God, giving a convincing counter-argument to recent critical thought.

Author: Seng Ja Layang

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783684397

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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Scholarly and historical challenges to the canon of Scripture have been ongoing since before the Council of Nicea in 325, and they continue to this day. A growing number of Matthean scholars contest the historicity of Matthew 23 and its validity for inclusion in the Gospel narrative. They view Jesus’s condemnation of the Pharisees and the polemical language as a reflection of growing opposition to Judaism within the Matthean community of post-70 CE and therefore regard the chapter as having little historical value. In this detailed historical, cultural and social analysis, Dr Layang Seng Ja defends the contended understanding of this passage and analyses the view that the actions of the Pharisees, and the condemnation they receive in Matthew 23, are consistent with the context of Jesus’s time on earth. Dr Layang also tackles the dating controversy of the Pharisees in this chapter and the chapter’s subsequent authenticity. This book provides an interesting and in-depth study that credits Matthew 23 as historically reliable and authoritative as part of the Word of God, giving a convincing counter-argument to recent critical thought.
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The Seventh Day Adventist Bible Commentary Matthew to John

The Seventh Day Adventist Bible Commentary  Matthew to John

This work was completed about A.D. 200 and has become the official Mishnah of
Jewry . Next to the Bible the Mishnah became the main source of Jewish
religious studies , and its authority has frequently superseded the Scriptures .

Author: Francis David Nichol

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215152427

Category: Bible

Page:

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Why There Never was a Talmud of Caesarea

Why There Never was a  Talmud of Caesarea

the content , if not the text , of another , but the understanding of Tosefta often
depends on a knowledge of the Mishnah .... " Smith therefore alleges that the
Tosefta is to the Mishnah as Luke is to Matthew . This allegation falls before three
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Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: University of South Florida

ISBN: UOM:39015034275993

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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Midrash and Lection in Matthew

Midrash and Lection in Matthew

Michael Goulder believes that lectionary schemes also underlie Mark and Luke, and that at least one major part of the Old Testament, the work of the Chronicler, has a similar character.

Author: M.D. Goulder

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592445851

Category: Religion

Page: 546

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This challenging and original book questions the accepted conclusions of synoptic research. It argues, first, that Matthew is an adaptation and expansion of Mark by midrash - that is, by standard Jewish expository techniques - depending on no written source other than Mark, and only to a very small extent on oral tradition; and, secondly, that Matthew was written to be read in Christian worship round the year, as a cycle of lessons following the Jewish festal lectionary. Part I establishes the characteristics of the Matthaean manner - his vocabulary, his rhythms and images, the form and mode of his parables. With so much typical of Matthew as a gospel, sources other than Mark become progressively less plausible. Part II is a commentary on the gospel from this base. It finds a basic Marcan text for each new unit and a reason for its development, and works out in detail the correspondence between the five teaching sections of Matthew and the five Jewish festal seasons of Pentecost, New Year-Atonement, Tabernacles, Dedication, and Passover. A striking piece of corroborative evidence is found in the section numbers of the old Greek manuscript tradition. Michael Goulder believes that lectionary schemes also underlie Mark and Luke, and that at least one major part of the Old Testament, the work of the Chronicler, has a similar character. A gospel, in fact, is not a literary genre at all, but a liturgical one. Matthew himself comes into focus as a converted Jewish scribe who possessed the substance of the Pauline teaching, and who has been the dominant influence in forming the Church's image of Jesus in his adaptation of Mark by midrash and through lection.
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Lex Talionis in Early Judaism and the Exhortation of Jesus in Matthew 5 38 42

Lex Talionis in Early Judaism and the Exhortation of Jesus in Matthew 5 38 42

Based on the Old Testament texts such as Leviticus 24, Exodus 22 and Deuteronomy 19, a strong case can be made that the Lex Talionis law was understood to have a literal application there are several texts that text of Leviticus 24 provides ...

Author: James Davis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567362117

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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In Matthew 5:38-42, Jesus overrides the Old Testament teaching of 'an eye for eye and a tooth for a tooth' - the Lex Talionis law - and commands his disciples to turn the other cheek. James Davis asks how Jesus' teaching in this instance relates to the Old Testament talionic commands, how it relates to New Testament era Judaism and what Jesus required from his disciples and the church. Based on the Old Testament texts such as Leviticus 24, Exodus 22 and Deuteronomy 19, a strong case can be made that the Lex Talionis law was understood to have a literal application there are several texts that text of Leviticus 24 provides the strongest case that a literal and judicial application. However, by the second century AD and later, Jewish rabbinic leadership was essentially unified that the OT did not require a literal talion, but that financial penalties could be substituted in court matters. Yet there is evidence from Philo, Rabbi Eliezer and Josephus that in the first century AD the application of literal talion in judicial matters was a major and viable Jewish viewpoint at the time of Jesus. Jesus instruction represents a different perspective from the OT lex talionis texts and also, possibly, from the Judaism of his time. Jesus commands the general principle of not retaliation against the evil person and intended this teaching to be concretely applied, as borne out in his own life. JSNTS
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Matthew

Matthew

Mo'ed Qatan (Mishnah) Nazir (Mishnah) Nedarim (Mishnah) Niddah (Mishnah)
Pesahim (Mishnah) Qiddušin (Mishnah) Roš Haššanah (Mishnah) Sabbat (
Mishnah) Sanhedrin (Mishnah) Sebuot (Mishnah) Seqalim (Mishnah) Ta'anit ...

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310531982

Category: Religion

Page: 672

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Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources. The thoroughly revised features consist of: • Comprehensive introductions • Short and precise bibliographies • Detailed outlines • Insightful expositions of passages and verses • Overviews of sections of Scripture to illuminate the big picture • Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues • Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the texts in question • Transliterations and translations of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes • A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion
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TNTC Matthew

TNTC Matthew

Matthew - the visit of the Magi, the Sermon on the Mount, the Great Commission: these are only a few of the well-known passages that draw readers specifically to Matthew's gospel.

Author: R.T. France

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 9781783593095

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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Matthew - the visit of the Magi, the Sermon on the Mount, the Great Commission: these are only a few of the well-known passages that draw readers specifically to Matthew's gospel. Yet it begins with a forbidding list of unknown names and apparently irrelevant 'begettings'. In fact, the early church may have placed Matthew first in the New Testament because it more fully than any other Gospel provides a Christian perspective on the relation between the church and the Jews, an issue that is still important today. R. T. France tackles this and other key issues in the Gospel with clarity, reliability and relevance.This classic commentary has been completely retypeset and presented in a fresh, vibrant new large paperback format, with new global branding.
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Jesus and the Sabbath in Matthew s Gospel

Jesus and the Sabbath in Matthew s Gospel

Yang concludes that for Matthew the sabbath is fulfilled by Jesus, and suggests he is aware of a legalistic tendency in sabbath observance.

Author: Yong-Eui Yang

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781850756545

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Matthew's stories of sabbath controversy contain key materials on the relations between Jesus and the sabbath. Yang concludes that for Matthew the sabbath is fulfilled by Jesus, and suggests he is aware of a legalistic tendency in sabbath observance.
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Matthew s Gospel and Formative Judaism

Matthew s Gospel and Formative Judaism

The earliest document which represents the later and far more consolidated
rabbinic Judaism , the Mishnah , edited c . 200 C.E. , still evidences factions and
struggles.8 It would be anachronistic to assume that there was a direct correlation
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Author: J. Andrew Overman

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015018874282

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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"This is a study of the life and world of the community represented by the Gospel of Matthew. As Max Weber recognized, every community mus order its life, and develp means by which it can preserve and protect itself. It is clear that the Matthean community was in no way exempt from this sociological necessity. Matthew's community, like any other, was confronted with the task of explaining the experiences and convictions of the community to ensuing members as well as developing structures and procedures that would help protect it from alien forces and beliefs. This study focuses on those developments." --
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Redefining Ancient Borders

Redefining Ancient Borders

Gale concludes that the Matthean church was located near Sepphoris and was a wealthy, urban, and learned community.

Author: Aaron M. Gale

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780567339409

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Matthew's community, contrary to what many scholars believe, was a cosmopolitan, wealthy Jewish Christian community located in Galilee. Gale concludes that Matthew's community was a conservative Christian community located in Galilee that still believed the laws of the Torah were valid and required strict adherence. Gale's argument contrasts with many scholars who argue that the Matthean church was in the process of, or had already abolished, the Torah. Gale uses material evidence to indicate that Matthew's community was cosmopolitan and wealthy, and he argues that the community was also highly learned, comprised of many scribes. Gale concludes that the Matthean church was located near Sepphoris and was a wealthy, urban, and learned community.
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According To Matthew A Commentary

According To Matthew  A Commentary

This book represents an attempt to restore the Jewishness of Jesus to his biographical writings of the first century.

Author: Dr A T Bradford

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326436261

Category:

Page: 256

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This book represents an attempt to restore the Jewishness of Jesus to his biographical writings of the first century. Matthew's Gospel was written apparently with a Jewish audience in mind, hence Matthew is a Jew writing about a Jew for the Jews.Dr Bradford considers the Greek 'original' text, the historic and social context, behavioural and especially Jewish human psychology, with an eye for Matthew's (and Jesus') very Jewish sense of humour. The result reveals Jesus afresh as the Jewish man all of his contemporaries knew him to be.
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Matthew

Matthew

"These commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means.

Author: R. T. France

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 9781844742677

Category: Bible

Page: 432

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Matthew s Theology of Fulfillment Its Universality and Its Ethnicity

Matthew s Theology of Fulfillment  Its Universality and Its Ethnicity

The subject/ object split of traditional biblical scholarship that requires analysis in order to produce explanation as a definable object is superseded in this book by the event of reading as a dynamic happening of personal experience from ...

Author: Herman C. Waetjen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567675675

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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The interpretation of this gospel integrates an objective analysis of its historical context and a subjective semantic disclosure of meaning. To that end, a close reading of the text is combined with consistency building in order to achieve textual congruence and plenitude of meaning. The subject/ object split of traditional biblical scholarship that requires analysis in order to produce explanation as a definable object is superseded in this book by the event of reading as a dynamic happening of personal experience from which the reader cannot detach herself or himself.
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The New Testament and Rabbinic Literature

The New Testament and Rabbinic Literature

This book brings together the contributions of the foremost specialists on the relationship of the New Testament and Rabbinic Literature.

Author: Reimund Bieringer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004175884

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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This book brings together the contributions of the foremost specialists on the relationship of the New Testament and Rabbinic Literature. They present the history of scholarship and deal with the main methodological issues, and analyze both legal and literary problems.
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