Description: The Lord's Prayer is the most recited, most memorized, and most studied text in the Bible. This prayer of Jesus, found in two versions in Matthew and Luke, has been extolled for its simplicity and beauty, for its reflection of "real life," and for its vision of the consummated kingdom. It also contains several conundrums: what does it mean to "hallow" the Father's name? What relationship does our forgiveness of others have with God's forgiveness for us? If God does not tempt, why would we pray "Lead us not into temptation"? This commentary not only addresses these important questions but also offers insight into how the global church throughout generations has interacted with the Lord's Prayer and has found in it inspiration and hope.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature
Review by Torrey Seland
Citation: Torrey Seland, review of Nijay K. Gupta, The Lordís Prayer, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).
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