Con West Second Fucking Essay I hate this shit

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Malik 1 Akber Malik Professor David Levene Conversations of the West: Antiquity and the 19 th Century November 19 , 2009 Jesus’s Clash with Traditional Law in the Gospel According to Matthew The New Testament’s most important task is to alter the laws of the Old Testament , or the Torah, and simultaneously say that the updates do not represent a new religion , but rather that they represent true Judaism . History shows us that ingrained in human nature is a tendency to resist change , even if the change represents progress . Jesus and his followers believe the change he brings to Judaism in the New Testament is progress , and they are met with resistance by many Jews in the region . Jesus , however, does not change Judaism very radically . All the main aspects of Judaism remain; there is still one god who created the universe in seven days , the stories of Adam and Eve and the other prophets are still believed in, the Ten Commandments are still considered central . Other than the miracles he performs when he cures disease , brings back the dead, and multiplies food, Jesus seems to play a role more similar to a reformer like Martin Luther than the role of a prophet founding an entirely new religion . Jesus and his followers really only want to remind Jews of the broader meaning behind the Old Testament , and they do this by constantly referring to old Jewish scripture . By referring to Jewish scripture when he teaches , Jesus legitimizes his reforms by showing that he has derived his
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Malik 2 authority from the Torah . In this essay , we will examine the technique the author of the Gospel according to Matthew uses to convince readers to trust Jesus, the instances in which Jesus refers to the Old Testament when he teaches, particularly during the Sermon on the Mount , as well as the instances in which Jesus and his reforms are met with the resistance that ultimately leads to his crucifixion . Matthew opens by detailing Jesus’s lineage , starting with Abraham, moving on to King David , and finally to Joseph “the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born , who is called the Messiah,” (Matthew 1:16) . Relating this text to people from the Old Testament provides a notion that the text is reliable; we tend to trust the information of those connected to people we already trust . For example , one would be more comfortable spending time with a friend of a friend than spending time with a complete stranger . The book of Matthew is successful in gaining the trust of the reader by showing that Jesus is a descendant of Abraham . After describing Mary’s immaculate conception of Jesus , the writer again comforts the contemporary readers by describing the Eastern emissaries who asked , “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?” (Matthew 2:02)
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