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Sermon on the Mount
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[German Version]

I. New Testament

1. The Matthean text.

The first of the five discourses of Jesus in Matthew, Matt 5–7, is called the Sermon on the Mount. It contains the first extended presentation of Jesus’ message in Matthew, the “gospel of the kingdom” (4:23) or “everything that I have commanded you” (28:20) – in short, the content of the disciples’ missionary preaching for all nations. Therefore Jesus’ words are addressed not just to the disciples but also to the crowds (7:28; cf. 5:1aα). The s…

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Luz, Ulrich, Berner, Ursula and Adam, Gottfried, “Sermon on the Mount”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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