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Unformatted text preview: Same teachings interpreted 3 ways The Great Commandment Mark 12:28-34- Scribe is not just agreeing with what Jesus said, but went beyond and paraphrased the saying (his interpretation) o 2 things that the scribe did differently from Jesus teachings 1. Element in teaching emphasized the Lord is one monotheism 2. Scribe introduces sacrifices to the religion, not in Jesus teachings Other monotheists: JEWS and stoics o Most other cultures are polytheistic Purpose of Mark? Christians are different (it isolates them from other religions) social marker o Used teaching to identify Christians o Monotheists and not sacrificing b/c love thy neighbor Matthew 22:34-40 (in Jerusalem teaching, same context as Mark)- Lawyer interpreting Jesus teachings not a scribe o No emphasis on monotheism o In Matthew and not Mark = the word law double reference Referring to the Jewish law Not distinguishing Christians he chose 2 laws out of the 613 to reduce the multiplicity to its...
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course REL 121g taught by Professor Hock during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07
- The New Testament