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The Unforgiving Servant

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 11 is focused on the question of forgiveness – God's forgiveness and human forgiveness. It argues that according to the Gospels, God's forgiveness is limitless and that the human forgiveness ... More


The Prodigal Son

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The message of the parable of the Prodigal Son, which has been called “a gospel in miniature,” is related to that of the Lost Sheep and Lost Coin, but it places a greater emphasis on the ... More


The Divorced Woman in 1 Corinthians 7:10–11

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to First Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564156
eISBN:
9780191721281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Paul's prohibition of divorce and remarriage in 1 Cor 7:10–11 is not a general principle, but his solution to a particular problem at Corinth, where a woman had been divorced against her will for ... More


The Flood's Creation: More Sinful, More Compassionate (6:1–9:17): Creation Undone (Chaps. 6–7)Creation Remade (8:1–9:17)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The flood story consists of two balancing sections: the accounts of creation being undone (Genesis 6–7) and creation being remade (Genesis 8:1–9:17). It echoes the original creation (1:1–2:24), but ... More


In the School of Ben Sira of Jerusalem

David A. deSilva

in The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter provides an introduction to the social, cultural, and historical context of Ben Sira's work as a trainer of the youth of the Jewish elite in Jerusalem, as well as to the essential ... More


The Burden of Sin

Joseph Lam

in Patterns of Sin in the Hebrew Bible: Metaphor, Culture, and the Making of a Religious Concept

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199394647
eISBN:
9780199394661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394647.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores metaphors that portray sin as an object carried by the sinner. These metaphors provide a language for speaking about the inherent links between sin and its consequences, ... More


Sin, Impurity, and Forgiveness

John Barton

in Ethics in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199660438
eISBN:
9780191787270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660438.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter discusses the relation of sin to impurity in Israel with the help of the illuminating work of Jonathan Klawans. There were impurities that were also sins, impurities that were not sins, ... More


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