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Bibil Identifier bibil:204154
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jesus and the Synoptic Sabbath Controversies
Author Hagner, Donald A.
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 19, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 215-248 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The historicity of the Sabbath-controversy passages passes a variety of tests including historical plausibility, dissimilarity, and multiple attestation. These passages find a natural place in Jesus' encounter with the Pharisees, The plucking of grain on the Sabbath and the Sabbath healings could not but raise the ire of the Pharisees, who thought of themselves as the guardians of the law. Since the Sabbath was an anticipation of the eschaton, Jesus regarded it as the perfect day for bringing wholeness to those in need. These Sabbath deeds are an indispensable part of the kingdom he brings, and thus they point to his messianic mission, his authority, and his identity. Thus, as with the question of Jesus' view of the law itself, so too the Sabbath controversies find their final explanation in matters of Christology and eschatology.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sabbath
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