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Bibil Identifier bibil:221428
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Challenging Biblical Fundamentalism by Seeking the Influence of the Synagogue in the Formation of the Synoptic Gospels
Author Spong, J.S.
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 30, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 243-259 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Taking cues from Michael Goulder’s book Midrash and Lection in Matthew the author argues a case for taking the context of the synagogue seriously as the place were the story about Jesus was recalled and passed on for a minimum of forty years. By using primarily the gospel Mark as frame of reference he illustrates how this context left its mark not only on the gospel of Mark but on the other two synoptic gospels as well. In the synagogue the Hebrew Scriptures were “wrapped around” the story of Jesus. Readers should therefore not read the gospels as historical accounts of his life but as interpretations of his life and acts. A historical-literal reading of the synoptic gospels distorts the message which the authors tried to convey about Jesus.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Synagogue
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