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Bibil Identifier bibil:219733
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Prohibition of Oaths and Contra-scriptural Halakhot: A Response to John P. Meier
Author Klawans, Jonathan
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 33-58 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The following response to John Meier's article begins by raising initial questions concerning the relationship between oaths and vows, and the criterion of double dissimilarity. The focus then turns to the complicated relationship between the Pentateuch and Jewish legal sources of the Second Temple and Rabbinic periods. It will be suggested that demonstrating Jesus' legal disagreement with either the plain meaning of scripture or other first-century Jewish legal sources does not yield sufficient evidence to claim that Jesus clearly and unambiguously abrogated a matter of Jewish Law. It will also be argued that, in the case of oaths, it is particularly difficult to demonstrate either a contradiction with the Pentateuch or a complete disagreement with the preponderance of contemporary legal sources. Therefore, while Jesus may indeed have prohibited all oaths, this ought not be taken as clear evidence of an abrogation of a matter of Jewish Law.
DOI 10.1163/174551908X266015
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Oaths
Pericopes Mark 7
Matthew 5
Exodus 22,9-22,10
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