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Bibil Identifier bibil:202013
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Inquiring into an Inclusio - On Judgement and Love in Matthew
Author Angel, Andrew
Journal The Journal of Theological Studies (Volume: 60, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 527-530 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract There is a consensus amongst commentators that Matt. 1:23 and 28:20 form an inclusio around the gospel which highlights the theme ‘God with us’. Ulrich Luz uses this inclusio to argue that Matthew intends the reader to understand that love predominates over judgement—another key theme of the gospel. However, this reading misses the clear evocation of the eschatological judgement in Matt. 28:20. Reading Matt. 28:20 alongside Matt. 13:40, 49 demonstrates that Jesus is present with the disciples as Emmanuel until Jesus judges them as Son of Man. The inclusio evokes the presence of Christ with the disciples until the judgement, and so combines the themes of presence and judgement. If either theme predominates, it is that of eschatological judgement.
DOI 10.1093/jts/flp050
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Inclusion
Pericopes Matthew 1,23
Matthew 28,20
Matthew 13,40
Matthew 13,49
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