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Bibil Identifier bibil:226019
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Was Jesus Right to Eat with Sinners and Tax Collectors?
Author Kilgallen, John
Journal Biblica (Volume: 93, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 590-600 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract All Jewish religious teachers wanted sinners to repent; how one achieves this was disputed, as was Jesus’ choosing to associate with sinners in their houses and at their meals. Four times Luke describes Jesus as fraternizing with sinners, which violated Jewish pious practice. The first three times (chaps. 5, 7 and 15) Jesus underlines his motive for this conduct and its value; the fourth time (chap. 19), and rather late in the Gospel, Luke shows that indeed Jesus’ method proved true, i.e. the wisdom of his conduct was shown justified by repentant children of God.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Luke
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus : Relationship with Sinners
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Repentance
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