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Bibil Identifier bibil:239425
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Gospel of Matthew and Judaic Traditions
Title (English, ) A Relevance-based Commentary
Author Basser, Herbert W.
Author Cohen, Marsha B.
Series The Brill Reference Library of Judaism (Volume: 46)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 20461
Place 226.2.07
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-29179-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxii Pages
794 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract In The Gospel of Matthew and Judaic Traditions, Herbert W. Basser, with the editorial help of Marsha Cohen, utilizes his encyclopaedic knowledge of Judaism to navigate Matthew’s Gospel. This close, original reading explicates Matthew’s use of Jewish concepts and legal traditions that have not been fully understood in the past. Basser highlights Gospel sources that are congruent with a wide swath of extant Jewish writings from various provenances. Matthew affirms Jesus’ end-of-days—the coming of the Kingdom—salvation message: initially meant for Jews, it is the Gentiles who embraced his message and teachings that encouraged their faith and simple trust. Matthew’s literary art manages to preserve the Jewish details in his sources while disclosing an anti-Jewish and pro-Gentile bias.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Matthew
Genres Commentary
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