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Bibil Identifier bibil:211803
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Shared Meal - a Therapeutical Device
Title (English, ) The Function and Meaning of Hos 6:6 in Matt 9:10-13
Author Ottenheijm, Eric
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 53, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-21 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In Matt 9:10-13, the disciples of Jesus are asked why their master eats with tax-collectors and sinners. Both the question and the threefold answer are analysed in this study. Wisdom traditions prescribe Torah teachers not to engage with blatant sinners. This approach becomes contested in the first century C.E., as is clear from Pharisaic disputes on sinners and tax-collectors. In his answer, Jesus characterises himself as the divine doctor, who stirs the capacity to repentance by his sheer presence. The quote of Hosea functions as a legal justification of this strategy. Hos 6:6 points to the concept of good works, benevolent actions that save even blatant sinners.
DOI 10.1163/156853610X493009
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Meal
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Meal
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Works
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Repentance
Pericopes Hosea 6,6
Matthew 9,10-9,13
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