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Jesus teaches the Sermon on the Mount/Plain
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The group of “blessed are” statements that open the Sermon on the Mount in Matt 5:3–12. The term also refers to the four “blessed are” statements that open the Sermon on the Plain in Luke 6:20–23. The word “beatitude” originates from the Latin word beatitudo (Betz, The Sermon on the Mount, 92). They are also called “macarisms,” a label that corresponds to the Greek word usually translated “blessed” (μακάριος, makarios) that begins each of the beatitudes.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beatitudes
Beatitudes The group of “blessed are” statements that open the Sermon on the Mount in Matt 5:3–12. The term also refers to the four “blessed are” statements that open the Sermon on the Plain in Luke 6:20–23. The word “beatitude” originates from the Latin word beatitudo (Betz, The Sermon on the Mount,
Sermon on the Mount/Plain
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, Critical Issues
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
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beatitudes
BEATITUDES. Although “beatitudes” is frequently used as a proper noun to denote a collection of eight dominical logia at the beginning of the Matthean Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5:3–10; par. Luke 6:20b–21), the term “beatitude” properly designates a whole body of sayings with a similar literary form.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beatitudes, Mount of the
Beatitudes, Mount of the. The title given to the locale where Jesus delivered the Beatitudes during his Sermon on the Mount (Mt 5:1–12). The exact site is not known. Older tradition favored the Horns of Hattin as the precise spot. Current tradition has located the area on a hill southwest of Capernaum.
Beatitudes, The
Beatitudes, The. Term derived from Latin beatitudo, it is not used in the English Bible. Technically it means “blessedness” as described in the OT and NT. “Blessed” is translated from both Hebrew and Greek words, to refer to divine favor conveyed to man. It is used more particularly of the Sermon on
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beatitudes
Beatitudes Statements of blessedness, particularly those at the beginning of Jesus’ great discourse commonly called the Sermon on the Mount (Mt. 5) or Sermon on the Plain (Lk. 6).
Sermon on the Mount
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
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 (see Sermon on the Mount). In Synoptic studies the two accounts
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beatitudes, the
BEATITUDES*, THE Term derived from Latin beatitudo; it is not used in the English Bible. Technically it means “blessedness” as described in the OT and NT. “Blessed” is translated from both Hebrew and Greek words to refer to divine favor conveyed to people.The formal utterance “happy is,” or “blessed
Mount of the Beatitudes
MOUNT OF THE BEATITUDES* Place where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. See Beatitudes, The.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Beatitudes
Beatitudes (bee-at´uh-tyoodz; Lat., “blesseds”), declarations typically associated with the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew (5:3–12) and the Sermon on the Plain in Luke (6:20–23). They are pronouncements that confer a blessing upon persons who are characterized by what they are (e.g., the poor) or do
Sermon on the Mount
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Mount of Beatitudes
MOUNT OF BEATITUDES. The mountain plateau where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount has often been referred to as the Mount of Beatitudes. Delitzsch has called the Mount of Beatitudes the “Sinai of the New Testament.” No one knows the exact location of this mountain. It was most likely somewhere N
Sermon On the Mount
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
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Sermon On the Mount
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beatitudes
BeatitudesA literary form best known from the nine plural “Blessed are” statements which begin Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5:3–12; cf. the four in Luke’s Sermon on the Plain, Luke 6:20–23). These statements are examples of a common form known as macarisms (from Gk. makários, “blessed” or “happy,”
Sermon on the Mount/Plain
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beatitudes
Beatitudes. †A literary formula, generally beginning with the expression “blessed is” or “happy is” (Heb. ˒ašrê Gk. makários), which pronounces a blessing upon or declares praise of an exemplary individual. Beatitudes mostly occur in the Psalms (Ps. 1:1; 2:12), wisdom writings (Prov. 8:34; 16:20;
Sermon on the Mount
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
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Sermon on the Mount/Plain
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Beatitudes
BEATITUDES Most commonly, the eight blessings in Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5:3–10; cf. Luke 6:20–26). In a wider sense, the term can describe a literary form found in ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Jewish literature that expresses praise or congratulation.The term “beatitudes” comes from beati
Sermon on the Mount
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).
Key passages
Mt 5:1–7:29

Now when he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain and after he sat down, his disciples approached him. And opening his mouth he began to teach them, saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the …

Lk 6:20–49

And he lifted up his eyes to his disciples and said, “Blessed are the poor, because yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are those who are hungry now, because you will be satisfied. Blessed are those who weep now, Because you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, and when …

Lk 11:33–36

“No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel basket, but on a lampstand, so that those who come in can see the light. Your eye is the lamp of the body. When your eye is sincere, your whole body is full of light also. But when it is evil, your body is …

Lk 12:22–34

And he said to his disciples, “For this reason I tell you, do not be anxious for your life, what you will eat, or for your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens, that they neither sow nor reap; to them there is …