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Bibil Identifier bibil:244066
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Lord's Prayer
Title (English, ) Origins and Early Interpretations
Author Clark, David
Series Studia Traditionis Theologiae (Volume: 21)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 34336
Place 23 "00/07"
Publishing house Brepols
Place Turnhout/Belgique
ISBN 978-2-503-56537-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
258 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract A new approach to the Lord's Prayer, creating a unified narrative of its reception history from 1st century Judaism to early catholic Christianity. In first-century Palestine, a revival was taking place. Many Jews were looking for a more personal encounter with their God. They believed that the glory of YHWH was not confined to the Jerusalem sanctuary, and that in the ‘temples’ of their homes and synagogues they could be like the priests. They would offer sacrifices not of animals, but of prayer. It was in this setting that Jesus taught his followers to say, “Our Father in heaven ...” Over the course of two centuries, this Jewish prayer became a central feature of Christian ritual. The process of transformation is discerned in various texts: the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, the Didache, and Tertullian’s De oratione. To a significant degree, each of these interpreters built upon the foundation that Jesus had established. Yet they also created innovatory significance, forms and functions for this simple prayer. This work presents the early interpretive history of the Lord’s Prayer. It not only surveys what it meant to Jesus and the early Christians, but also seeks to address the question of why the understanding of the Lord’s Prayer changes. Biblical texts invite – even urge – new interpretations. The meaning of the Lord’s Prayer is to be found not just in its ‘original sense,’ but in the history of its meaning. This work traces the beginning chapters of a two-thousand-year-story that we ourselves continue to shape.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Lord's Prayer
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Prayer
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Historical Traditions : Deuteronomist
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Antiquity (-> 7th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Matthew
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Luke
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Apostolic Fathers : Didache
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Tertullian
Pericopes Matthew 6,6-6,13
Luke 11,2-11,5
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