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n HTS : Theological Studies - Enemies of Israel : Ruth and the Canaanite Woman

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Abstract

This article elaborates on the author's monograph "<I> Have mercy on me": The story of the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15.21-28</I> (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002). According to the monograph, Matthew uses the Psalms, the story of Ruth and rabbinic tradition to turn Mark's story of the Syrophoenician woman (7:24-30) into a conversion formula for entrance into the Jewish community. This article employs an intertextuality approach to enhance the theory of proselytism in Matthew's gospel. The Canaanite woman passes threetime rejection, one-time acceptance test that the first-century rabbis delineated from the story of Ruth for converting to Judaism.

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2003-09-01
2016-12-08
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