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dc.contributor.advisorPennington, Jonathan T.
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Charles Fleming
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-07T20:20:14Z
dc.date.available2010-01-07T20:20:14Z
dc.date.created2007-11-09
dc.date.issued2007-11-09
dc.identifier.otherTHESES Th.M. .T212v
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10392/458
dc.descriptionThis item is only available to students and faculty of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. If you are not associated with SBTS, this dissertation may be purchased from <a href="http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb">http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb</a> or downloaded through ProQuest's Dissertation and Theses database if your institution subscribes to that service.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis resolves the interpretational problem involved in Matthew 11:12 by asserting that in Matthew 11:12 ²¹[Special characters omitted.]<math> <f> <a><ac><g>a</g></ac><ac>&d12;</ac></a></f> </math> ¶µÄ±¹ is best understood as middle voice with a meaning of "the kingdom of heaven 'advances forcefully'" and that the clause, "the violent men seize it," is ambiguous and refers in a positive way to Christians and in a negative way to those opposing the kingdom's advance. In chapter 1, the thesis gives an introduction to the basic interpretational issues and a history of interpretation. Chapter 2 contains a word study of ²¹[Special characters omitted.]<math> <f> <a><ac><g>a</g></ac><ac>&d12;</ac></a></f> </math> ¶µÄ±¹ and an evaluation of E. Moore's article on the word. Chapter 3 examines the issue of violence in the Gospel of Matthew and its influence on the interpretation of Matthew 11:12. Chapter 4 concludes with an attempt at theological integration by answering the questions of why the Gospel is so violent and why 11:12 (c) is ambiguous.en_US
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dc.subjectViolence in the Bible.en_US
dc.subjectBible.--N.T.--Matthew XI, 12.en_US
dc.titleViolence and Matthew: A reconsideration of Matthew 11:12en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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