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Francois P. Viljoen
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 34, No 1 | a682 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v34i1.682 | © 2013 Francois P. Viljoen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 September 2011 | Published: 30 April 2013

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In the time when Matthew wrote his gospel, the interpretation of the Torah became a feature of division. Matthew frequently presented Jesus as being in debate with the Pharisees and scribes on the true intention of the Law. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus was presented as using the halakhic form of argumentation to counter false assumptions about the meaning of the Torah. Six theses about the Torah were set, followed by Jesus


Law; Torah; Halakha; Sermon on the Mount; Righteousness


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