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The Sermon on the mount in the light of the Temple [electronic resource] / John W. Welch.

By: Welch, John W. (John Woodland).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Society for Old Testament Study monographs: Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xii, 254 p.).ISBN: 9780754694205 (electronic bk.); 0754694208 (electronic bk.); 9780754651642 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0754651649 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Sermon on the mount -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem) | Judaism -- Liturgy -- History | Christianity and other religions -- Judaism | Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity | Judaism | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & ActsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sermon on the Mount in the light of the Temple.DDC classification: 226.9/09 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; Preface; 1 The Quest for a Unifying Understanding of the Sermon on the Mount; 2 The Temple on the Mount; 3 Hearing a Temple Register in the Beatitudes; 4 The Creation of a New Covenantal Relationship; 5 A Higher Order of Righteousness and Consecration; 6 Blessings and Consequences of Righteousness or Unrighteousness; 7 Unifying the Sermon with Temple Themes and Ritual Theory; 8 Conclusions and Further Implications; Select Bibliography; Index of Scriptures and Ancient Sources; Index of Subjects and Authors Discussed.
Summary: 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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Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-237) and indexes.

Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; Preface; 1 The Quest for a Unifying Understanding of the Sermon on the Mount; 2 The Temple on the Mount; 3 Hearing a Temple Register in the Beatitudes; 4 The Creation of a New Covenantal Relationship; 5 A Higher Order of Righteousness and Consecration; 6 Blessings and Consequences of Righteousness or Unrighteousness; 7 Unifying the Sermon with Temple Themes and Ritual Theory; 8 Conclusions and Further Implications; Select Bibliography; Index of Scriptures and Ancient Sources; Index of Subjects and Authors Discussed.

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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