The first of five speeches delivered by Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. Recorded in Matt 5:3–7:27. Provides a condensed description of how a citizen of the kingdom of God should live. Has parallels with the Sermon on the Plain in Luke 6:20–49.
Sermon on the Mount/Plain The first of five speeches delivered by Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. Recorded in Matt 5:3–7:27. Provides a condensed description of how a citizen of the kingdom of God should live. Has parallels with the Sermon on the Plain in Luke 6:20–49.
Sermon on the Mount/Plain, Comparison Reviews scholarship on the relationship between the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5:3–7:27) and the Sermon on the Plain (Luke 6:20–49).The Sermon on the Mount and the Sermon on the Plain differ because of the authors’ audiences and theological purposes (Lenski, The
Sermon on the Mount The customary designation for the discourse of Jesus recorded in Mt. 5–7. It begins with the well-known Beatitudes and then, by a series of startling antitheses, illustrates the relationship of Jesus’ teaching to the Jewish legal system. It emphasizes the inner righteousness of the
Sermon on the Plain The customary designation of the sermon of Jesus recorded in Lk. 6:20–40. According to v 17, Jesus was standing on a level plain when He received those who were to hear His sermon, much of which is paralleled in Mt. 5–7 (seeSermon on the Mount). In Synoptic studies the two accounts
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Sermon on the Mount, the traditional designation for a section of Matthew’s Gospel (chaps. 5–7) that presents the teaching of Jesus on matters of discipleship.Nomenclature: The name “Sermon on the Mount” derives from Matt. 5:1, which indicates that Jesus delivered this teaching to his disciples on a
SERMON ON THE MOUNT. The passages in Mt 5:1–7:29 and Lk 6:20–7:1 were accorded that designation as early as the 4th cen. a.d. by Augustine in his commentary (De Sermone domini in monte). The discourse was delivered from some eminence, probably in the high plateau country of Galilee. A 13th cen. tradition
SERMON ON THE MOUNT. The Sermon on the Mount is the title commonly given to the teachings of Jesus recorded in Mt. 5–7. Whether the name can be properly used for the somewhat parallel portion in Luke (6:20–49) depends upon one’s interpretation of the literary relationship between the two. The latter
Sermon on the Mount/PlainThe first of Jesus’ discourses (Matt. 5:1–7:28), which summarizes his moral demand upon Israel. The account opens with a short narrative introduction (4:23–5:2) and closes with a short narrative conclusion (7:28–8:1). These two units share several words and phrases—“great crowds
Sermon on the Mount. †The collection of Jesus’ teachings found at Matt. 5–7, the largest block of teachings uninterrupted by narrative in the Gospels. The designation of these chapters as “the Sermon on the Mount” arises from the description of Jesus sitting on a mountain as he teaches (5:1). The mountain
Sermon on the mount/plainNo other short section of the Bible has been more prominent in theological discussion and in the general life of the church. Even in our modern secular societies the Sermon’s influence continues. Though they may have given the matter little careful thought, many men and women
SERMON ON THE MOUNT The traditional name for the discourse of Jesus in Matt 5–7. A parallel discourse appears in Luke 6:20–49, which is often called the Sermon on the Plain because it was delivered on a “level place” (Luke 6:17).