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AbstractDeuteronomy connects three covenants, of the Fathers, that at Horeb, and that at Moab. These have different views on the future pardon of Israel, should it transgress the prohibitions of images and of foreign gods, and should the wrath of God and the covenant curses be realised. With...
AbstractDavid’s depiction in 2 Sam 15 shows his absolute faith in YHWH and his sole reliance on Him. This portrayal accords with Dtn 17,14–20 and contrasts sharply with the characterization of Absalom. The description of Ittai’s oath in YHWH’s name is deemed an example of adherence to YHWH by...
AbstractThe present article proposes what can be labeled an ecclesiological interpretation of the highly debated parable of the unjust steward. Jesus (probably the Historical Jesus) adhorts his followers to practice solidarity – also in financial matters – towards each other, something that...
AbstractIn Lk 17:1–10, the evangelist has combined three logia from Q and another of uncertain origin into a new literary unit. At first glance, this composition seems to have no internal connection with the preceding and following narratives. The state of affairs forces us to ask about the...
AbstractThe brazen freedom of God’s children as Jesus has announced it – being free like the “birds of the air” or carefree like the “lilies of the field” (Matt 6:25–33) – is induced by Jesus’ optimism that the reign of Satan has already been broken. This leads him to a Copernican turn in the...
AbstractIn Ezekiel’s argument about idolatrous inquirers and persuadable prophets (Ez 14,1–11), how – if at all – does the restoration envisioned in V. 11 relate to the punishment envisioned in V. 10? In this essay I will assess a variety of older arguments about the relation of V. 11 to the...
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