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Bibil Identifier bibil:218866
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Das "Salz der Erde" ist kein "Salz"
Author Dämmgen, Ulrich
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 151)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language German
Pages 115-121 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The saying "you are salt to the world" (Matt. 5, 13||) will present difficulties for interpreters as long as their attempt is based on the assumption the salt here mentioned is cooking salt. The paradox can be solved, however, if one starts from the idea that the salt is saltpetre. Saltpetre was a commodity that was already being produced and traded during the period that Jesus lived.
Pericopes Matthew 5,13
Luke 14,34
Mark 9,50
Terms ἅλας αλας
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