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Bibil Identifier bibil:226016
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Abolishers of the Law in Early Judaism and Matthew 5,17-20
Author Thiessen, Matthew
Journal Biblica (Volume: 93, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 543-556 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Three times within Matt 5,17-20 passage Matthew uses the verb (κατα)λύω, signaling its importance. Consequently, I will focus on two historical events around which these words cluster: the Antiochan persecution and the destruction of the Temple. Since Jewish literature characterizes the Hellenizers of the Maccabean period as law abolishers, labeling a group as such implicated it in endangering the nation. As Josephus’ Jewish War demonstrates, after the Jewish Revolt, law abolishers were blamed for the Temple’s destruction. Thus, Matthew addresses the charge that Jesus abolished the law and, in so doing, brought about the destruction of the Temple.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Law
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Roman Period (from 63 BCE)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Zealots
Pericopes Matthew 5,17-5,20
Terms καταλύω καταλυω
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