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Bibil Identifier bibil:212462
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Between Family and Temple
Title (English, ) Jesus and Sacrifices
Author Destro, Adriana
Author Pesce, Mauro
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2002
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2002
Year (Copyright) 2002
Year (Reference) 2002
Language English
Pages 472-501 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Sacrifice generally aims at obtaining from and by supernatural force the right to exercise control over life. As far as Jewish sacrifices are concerned, according to Leviticus, victims’ blood serves to purify the holy places of the temple and no sacrifices can expiate voluntary sins. In Mt 6:12 God’s forgiveness is obtained through a trilateral relationship between the sinner, the “debtor”, and God, without any expiatory sacrificial act being required. Jesus did not, however, reject the sacrificial rituals of the temple, those rituals that did not serve to expiate voluntary sins. In Jesus’ proposal, the forgiveness by one individual of another implies a social conception, which includes the absence of debt, reconciliation, justice and equality. Jesus transforms and relocates two aspects of the religion of the Second Temple. In his conception, the forgiveness of sins and a new beginning of people’s lives brought about by the Jubilee can happen anywhere (not only in the temple) and at any time (not only once a year for Yom ha-kippurim).
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sacrifice
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Sacrifice
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Forgiveness
Pericopes Matthew 6,12
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