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1st to 2nd centuries CE
The Sermon on the Mount is one of Jesus's (c. 6–4 BCE to c. 30 CE) primary teachings about the Kingdom of God. For the Jewish Christians, who were the primary audience for Matthew's gospel, this sermon (or collection of sermons) and its setting would call to mind the Hebrew Bible's account of Moses (c. 13th century BCE), who was given the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. Whereas the Ten Commandments taught the Israelite community how to live on Earth, according to God's rules, the Sermon on the Mount teaches Jesus's disciples how to live as citizens of God's kingdom.
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