n HTS : Theological Studies - The target group of the Ultimate Commission (Matt hew 28:19) : original research
|Article Title||The target group of the Ultimate Commission (Matt hew 28:19) : original research|
|Journal||HTS : Theological Studies|
|Author||Kukzin Lee and Francois P. Viljoen|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||1 - 5|
|Keyword(s)||Discipleship, Gentiles, Jews, Matthew 28:19 and Ultimate Commission|
The inclusion of 'all nations' as the mission target in the Ultimate Commission of Matthew 28:19 somehow comes as a surprise. The Gentiles seem to have been excluded from Jesus' and his disciples' mission in two passages (10:5-6; 15:24). In an attempt to establish the target group of the great commandment, this article investigates the meaning of the phrase panta ta eqnh as used in 28:19 and subsequently the literary contexts of the commandment.
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