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Bibil Identifier bibil:212956
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Matthew’s Messianic Shepherd-King
Title (English, ) In Search of “the lost sheep of the house of Israel”
Author Willitts, Joel
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 63, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 365-382 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article intends to grasp the meaning of the phrase “the lost sheep of the house of Israel” in the Matthean logia of 10:5b-6 (and 15:24). It shows that in recent Matthean research the phrase has become an abstract salvation-historical category disconnected from narrative and historical particularity. However, generally seen, scholars have neglected a thorough treatment of the phrase within both Matthew’s own presentation of the story of Jesus and a firstcentury Jewish schatological context. In this article the context of the phrase is investigated at several levels. It argues that it should be read against the backdrop of the political-national framework of the Messianic Shepherd-King expectation with its attending expectations for territorial restoration.
Pericopes Matthew 10,5-10,6
Matthew 15,24
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