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Bibil Identifier bibil:223200
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Kain und Abel in der Bergpredigt (Mt 5,21-24)
Author Grimm, Werner
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 153)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language German
Pages 113-125 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The first passage of the Sermon on the Mount, wrongly called „antithesis“, gains in psychological clarity once it is realized that – and how – Jesus has worked the ancient topic of Cain and Abel (Gen 4,1-16) into his interpretation of the Sixth Commandment: “Thou shalt not kill!” From this reference derives:
the consistent addressing of the person that deserves protection as “brother” in Mt 5,21-24, the theme of hateful “wrath” (or: “resentment”) in Mt 5,22 (= Gen 4,5f), as well as the case assumed in Mt 5,23f that someone is about to “bring his gift to the altar” (=Gen 4,3-5).
In Mt 5,21-24 Jesus successively turns to “Cain” (5,21f) and – remarkable – also to „Abel“ (5,23f); both sides, as those responsible, are called upon to solve their rivalry constructively and peacefully and carry the ancient story of Cain and Abel to a better end. From this point of view Mt 5,21-24 does not allow of decomposition.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Cain
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Abel
Pericopes Matthew 5,21-5,24
Genesis 4,1-4,16
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