112Re: [ematthew] Evangelical Matthew?
- Apr 12, 2003LARRY SWAIN wrote:
>FWIW, there was an entire book put out in the New Testament Library
> --- LeeEdgarTyler@... wrote:
> > In a message dated 4/12/2003 8:57:21 PM Central
> > Standard Time,
> > theswain@... writes:
> > >
> > It's be difficult for me to perceive the "fishers of
> > men" pericope as
> > anything but evangelical, although I confess that
> > perception could be
> > colored. I can, however, see the sower & seed,
> > etc., as perhaps metaphorical
> > in other directions.
> > Ed Tyler
> I know exactly what you mean. In another context in
> recent months, I was forced to ask myself though, what
> would a first century Galilean Jew hear when Jesus
> says "I will make you fishers of men"? Would he
> really hear "I will make you preachers of kingdom
> converting the unbelieving?" I doubt it, but that
> doesn't mean I understand the phrase any better.
Series many years ago entitled _The Meaning of "Fishers of Men"_. Don't
know off hand who the author was, and I'm too lazy right now to look at
the Word Commentary where it would probably be listed.
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
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Chicago, IL 60626
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