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Bibil Identifier bibil:212844
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Sparrow’s Fall (Mt 10:29)
Author Stander, H.F.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 61, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2005
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2005
Year (Copyright) 2005
Year (Reference) 2005
Language English
Pages 1071-1083 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract According to Matthew 10:29, not one sparrow will fall to the ground “apart from the Father”. The latter phrase is elliptical, and it is not clear what type of involvement from the Father is meant. This article examines how this verse is interpreted in the various Bible translations and by modern commentaries. Thereafter patristic writings are consulted in search of a solution. It shows that the interpretation of this verse is often rooted in theological doctrine.
Pericopes Matthew 10,29
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