Thursday, June 12, 2008

Jeremias: The meaning of Matt. 11.27

I'm currently reading Joachim Jeremias' New Testament Theology, and I'll be periodically passing some choice pieces.

Jeremias is almost always thought-provoking and interesting.

"As we saw, Matt. 11.27 par. Luke 10.22 is a four-line stanza. The first line introduces the them: 'My Father has given me all things'. [This] is a technical term for the transmission of doctrine, knowledge and holy lore. Thus [this] like vs. 25, designates the mystery of revelation, and the first line means: 'My Father has given me a full revelation'."

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