The Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount

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To many Christians--including even some pastors who have been through "introductory courses" in seminary --critical study of the Bible does not always commend itself as an aid to deeper faith and understanding. All too often it seems remote and negative and unrelated to making the Bible meaningful for life today. Yet there are some scholars who have a knack for making the Bible clear and applicable to us precisely through these tools of critical analysis. Joachim Jeremias is such an expert, and this study of the Sermon on the Mount is a splendid example of how these tools and methods can be used to tell us what Matthew 5-7 is all about.

When New Testament scholars like Jeremias explore a passage in the gospels nowadays, they are aware of four levels through which the material has passed which makes up our written account. First came the words of Jesus himself or accounts, from his lifetime, of what he did. Then there is the period after the resurrection when his words and deeds were told and retold in the Aramaic language (Jesus' mother tongue) by Christians of Palestine who believed in him as risen Lord. Third . . .

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