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Jewish Mission
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1. Biblical Foundations

Jewish mission does not have merely an abstract basis (e.g., Christianity’s claim to absoluteness or the universal nature of salvation) but rests partly on the concrete experiences of earliest Christianity. Jesus was aware of being sent to “the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matt. 15:24), and it was to them that he symbolically sent out the Twelve (Mark 6:7–13). Furthermore, the message of Jesus as Messiah spread first “in Je…

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Baumann, Arnulf and Boraas, Roger S., “Jewish Mission”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_J105>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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