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Exegesis of Matthew 7 21 23 Essay

… Matthew 7:21-23

An Exegesis of Matthew 7:21-23

Literary Criticism

Matthew 7:21-23 falls within the portion of the Gospel of Matthew concerning the Public Ministry of Jesus. It is more precisely located in the Sermon on the Mount in which Christ lists the eight beatitudes before proceeding to elaborate on what these beatitudes entail for the Christian way of life. Chapters 5 and 6 include a description of the beatitudes, as wells as the idea that Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Law, not the abrogation of it, the idea that His disciples should not harbor hatred, should have chastity, should love their enemies, should have purity, should pray, fast and trust in God.

Chapter 7 sees a continuation of the sermon as well as…. [read more]

Magi in the Gospel of Matthew Term Paper

… [footnoteRef:12] The Magi had to be warned in a dream, from God, that they should not report to Herod, indicating that they understood the spiritual importance of Jesus: in their innocence, they did not suspect the ill will of Herod and that is why they required a direct warning from God not to speak to him of Christ's whereabouts. [12: Fulton Sheen, 'Magi and the Slaughter of the Innocents,']

What this passage reveals is that neither the Jews nor the Roman authorities were among the first group to worship Christ. Instead, His true nature was spied by the Gentiles. Nonetheless, Christ would go on to communicate to the Jews'as the very fact of Matthew's Gospel shows, since it was indeed written for the Jews…. [read more]

Synoptic Problem: The Gospel Essay

… In the gospel of Mark, we see how the words that Jesus said on the cross are recorded in Aramaic and the difference is seen in Matthew where the words are recorded in Hebrew though the meaning still remains. The other synoptic problem is seen when a name is added or removed for example how Matthew is referred to as Levi in both Mark and Luke.

For one to able to understand the relationship and the flow in the Synoptic gospel, one of the things that should be taken into account is that if the gospel of Mark was placed before Matthew and Luke, it could have been difficult to understand it because of the grammatical, historical and geographical errors seen in it. This has…. [read more]

Messiah in Old Testament Term Paper

… Messiah in Old Testament

The Messianic prophesies and their fulfillment

The history and tradition of the predictions of a Messiah can be found in many passage of the Old Testament. The Messiah is in most instances closely related to the purpose that God has in the world. These prophesies and intimations about the Messiah start with the first book of the Bible and there are many references to the coming of a Messiah in the earlier books of the Old Testament, before the more extensive references to the Messiah in the book of Isaiah

For a long time before Isaiah was born, the Hebrews had believed Yahweh's purpose in the world would be realized through them and it involved their establishment in the land of…. [read more]

Jesus and Mohammed Term Paper

… It was the Church who first gathered all the books of the Bible and gave its authoritative pronouncement that these books were the inspired Word of God and that they alone constituted the written deposit of faith -- to which nothing more would be added till the end of time. The Church, however, retained sole authority over the Bible -- and all interpretation was performed by it. Such was the case throughout the centuries. Thus, there was one doctrine and one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

The message contained in the Koran in the Muslim faith and tradition is somewhat different, however. For example, the two interpretations of the Joseph narrative in the Book of Genesis and in the Koran offer different visions of the…. [read more]

King Herod, the Great Term Paper

… In the spring of 30 B.C. Herod met Octavius in Rhodes. But before he left he gave instructions to two of his friends that if was executed then they have to kill Alexandra and Mariamne, so that his sons and his brother Pheroras would rule his kingdom (3).

King Herod played his part well when he came in Rhodes to stand before Octavius. He confessed immediately that he was a true friend of Marc Antony and that he did not fight against Octavius due to his war against the Arabs (3). His arguments to Octavius gave the impression that if he was loyal to Marc Antony then his loyalty would benefit Octavius. This explanation allowed Herod to remain as the ruler of Judea and he…. [read more]

Last Supper Leonardo Divinci Analysis Essay

… Conclusion

It can be concluded from the above discussion that the Leonardo tried to incorporate numerological clues to indicate that the room reflects the universe that is visible to man at whom the Christ is at the center. The three windows behind them provide an idea into the world of eternity or paradise and the Christ is at the perspective center of this point as well. Judas having a knife in his back is considerably saved by Leonardo as the knife is another traditional element in Last Supper paintings, which indicates the hostility of man to the traitor (Schramm, Schwarte and Lazardzig 2008, Veltman 2008, Dominiczak 2012). It further suggests the fact that Judas would die soon but at the first look, the hand holding…. [read more]

Gnosticism Early Christian Polemicists Term Paper

… In reality, the polemicists provided an extremely distorted image of Gnosticism since they also regarded Christ as a savior rom ignorance "that must be enlightened with true teaching" (King 27). They asserted that their interpretations were also based on apostolic traditions, while some even believed that salvation would be universal in the end, without any Last Judgment or separation between the saved and the damned. This was the message of the Gnostic Apocryphon of John, for example.

In the first three centuries, Christianity began to separate from Judaism while also selectively incorporating the Jewish Scriptures and laws that it regarded as most useful, as is clear from the Didache. It did not accept the Gnostic argument that the creator mentioned in Genesis was a lesser…. [read more]

East/West an Analysis of Eastern Research Paper

… Chen goes on to lay out every single reference and cross-reference he can find in the film, linking the Guzheng assassins to The Six-Fingered Lord of the Lute; Landlady's "Lion's Roar" to Jin Yong's Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre; and Sing's swollen lips to "Tony Leung Chiu-Wai's famous 'sausage lips' look from The Eagle Shooting Heroes."

Interestingly, Chow's influence is often romantic, affectionate and spiritual. CJ7, for example, allows for a resurrection, the likes of which haven't been seen since Shakespeare's Winter's Tale. Shaolin Soccer showed what perseverance and spiritual affiliation could do. But it is Kung Fu Hustle, a collaboration between Eastern and Western producers in a sort of East-meets-West ultra-homage to both Hong Kong and American cinema (in a cross-pollination of ideals), that…. [read more]

Relationship Between Ritual Language and Myth Essay

… ¶ … Myth, Ritual, Language

The relationships between myth, language and ritual are often complicated and interesting and to a large degree culturally. Thinking of how concepts of each; myths, language and ritual all evolve over time is an interesting issue in the context of anthropology as well as in the context of humanity in general. All societies leave behind legacies of evolving cultural artifacts and some of these artifacts find themselves, evolving into the present, often without any real connection to how they came to be the way they are, they simply are and they are accepted and understood by most of the cultural population associated with them. It would seem strange to look at a modern business publication to better understand this complex…. [read more]

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