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Bibil Identifier bibil:222671
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) Gesag as diens
Title (Afrikaans, ) Die rol van die dissipels in die Matteusevangelie
Title (English, Long) Authority as Service
Title (English, ) The Role of the Disciples in the Gospel according to Matthew
Author van Zyl, Hermie C.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 68, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language Afrikaans
Pages 1-8 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article juxtaposes authority and service in the Gospel of Matthew. Firstly the article refers to the transfer of authority from Jesus to the disciples. Several relevant texts are discussed, including Matthew’s employment of proserchomai. Secondly the content of this authority is examined. The emphasis falls on the teaching authority of the disciples, especially to forgive sins. Thirdly the nature of authority is treated. It is not about lording it over people but to serve the believers in humility. In a last section all of the above is viewed against the backdrop of the first century Matthean community’s struggle to find its place within formative Judaism. The thesis is put forward that Matthew propounds a voluntary marginality, according to which the reader should take upon him- or herself the position of the poor.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v68i1.1064
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Disciples
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Matthew
Pericopes Matthew 9,1-9,8
Matthew 16,17-16,19
Matthew 28,16-28,20
Links Online document (PDF, Afrikaans)
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