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Bibil Identifier bibil:212457
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Dissection of the Wicked Servant in Matthew 24:51
Author Sim, David C.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2002
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2002
Year (Copyright) 2002
Year (Reference) 2002
Language English
Pages 172-184 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The dissection of the wicked servant in Mathew 24:51 is a difficult passage to interpret. Most scholars argue that Matthew could not have intended this particular motif to be taken literally, so they propose a metaphorical sense. There are good grounds, however, to question this view. Some neglected evidence suggests that the evangelist did indeed intend this gruesome reference to be taken literally. In Matthew’s eschatological schema, wicked church leaders would be punished by dissection at the hands of angelic tormenters in Gehenna.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Literature : Wisdom Texts : Instructions : Ahiqar
Pericopes Matthew 24,51
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