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Bibil Identifier bibil:219731
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Response to John P. Meier's 'Did the Historical Jesus Prohibit All Oaths?'
Author Hagner, Donald A.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Volume: 6, Issue: 1)
Undefined link Did the Historical Jesus Prohibit All Oaths? Part 1
Undefined link Did the Historical Jesus Prohibit All Oaths? Part 2
Response article The Historical Jesus and Oaths: A Response to Donald A. Hagner and Jonathan Klawans
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 25-32 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract John Meier's conclusion that Jesus' teaching in Mt 5:34-37 violates the Law of Moses is incompatible with the evangelist's insistence in 5:17 that Jesus did not come to abolish the Law. Jesus remains faithful to the Law by bringing it to its intended meaning, penetrating to the essence of its teaching. If the letter of the Law is violated, its spirit is upheld: the issue is not the oaths themselves, but the importance of unqualified truthfulness. This too is the meaning of the same material in Jas 5:12. The key to understanding Jesus and the Law is to be found in christological and eschatological realities associated with the person and mission of Jesus.
DOI 10.1163/174551908X266006
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Law
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Oath
Pericopes Matthew 5,34-5,37
Matthew 5,17
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