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Jesus and Jewish covenant thinking

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  • Antti V J Mustakallio
    What was Jesus basic attitude to the Jewish covenant belief of his time? Did he share the common contemporary belief? Did this belief function for Jesus as
    Message 1 of 16 , Oct 14, 2000
      What was Jesus' basic attitude to the Jewish covenant belief of
      his time? Did he share the common contemporary belief? Did this belief
      function for Jesus as the basic and self-evident conviction assumed in
      discussions and disputes, or did it not?
      These questions were asked by Finnish scholar Tom Holmén in his
      dissertation "Jesus and Jewish Covenant Thinking" (Turku 1999, pages 17
      and 18). Holmén's final conclusion about the subject is simple: "Jesus did
      not share this common and basic covenant idea." (p. 343) Before saying
      anything about how and why this result was concluded, I leave these
      questions to list members for commenting.



      Antti Mustakallio
      ungergraduate

      Department of exegetics,
      University of Helsinki
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