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Moses Interpreted by the Pharisees and Jesus: Matthew's Antitheses in the Light of Early Rabbinic Literature
Neudecker, Reinhard

Rome: Gregorian and Biblical Press, 2012 pp. 140. Ä20.00

Series Information
Subsidia Biblica, 44

Description: The study deals with one of the central parts of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, commonly called the "antitheses". Matthew 5:17-48 presents these contrapositions of the Pharisees and Jesus on certain biblical injunctions in an abbrevoated and biased form. By studying the "antitheses" in the light of early rabbinic sources we gain adequate background information enabling us to discover - apart from some points that do not correspond to present-day conceptions - valuable teachings and insights, many of which were shared by Jesus.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Literature

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Review by Abson Joseph
Published 9/1/2014
Citation: Abson Joseph, review of Reinhard Neudecker, Moses Interpreted by the Pharisees and Jesus: Matthew's Antitheses in the Light of Early Rabbinic Literature, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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