07-04-09 --- MMW 3 Lecture 4

07-04-09 --- MMW 3 Lecture 4 - MMW 3 1. Law/Prophets: a....

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MMW 3 1. Law/Prophets: a. Jesus’ relation to Jewry i. Jesus was a Jew b. Laws are the rules… i. What it means to be a Jew, found in the torah c. Strangeness of the Jews in contemporary time 2. How Jewish is Jesus? i. Sermon on the Mount (Matthew: 5-7) read this ii. Main points of Christianity are given here iii. To his disciples “think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets. I have come not to abolish them, but to fulfill (‘ plerosai’ ) the Law. Truly I say to you till heaven and earth pass away not one iota not one jot will pass from the law until all has accomplished. 1. if you get angry at someone, you have broken the commandment 2. don’t even lust 3. don’t make a public display of your religion 4. When you give alms , or give charity, do not do it with trumpets blaring. That’s what the hypocrites (‘actors’) do iv. 3. Pharisees a. Asked Jesus trick questions to try to confuse of him b. When Jesus’ disciples harvest grain to eat on Sabbath, they ask him if it is
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07-04-09 --- MMW 3 Lecture 4 - MMW 3 1. Law/Prophets: a....

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