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Tax Collectors (New Testament)
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[German Version]

Tax collectors (τελώνης/telṓnēs) appear only in the Synoptic Gospels: in the context of Jesus’ table fellowship (Mark 2:15f. par.; Luke 15:1f.; 19:5f.), in the calling of disciples (Mark 2:14 par.), and in passages that make a special point of Jesus’ friendship with them (Matt 11:19 par.; also Luke 19:1–10). Although tax collectors are mentioned alongside sinners (Mark 2:15f. par.; Matt 11:19 par.; Luke 15:1), prostitutes (Matt 21:31f.), and Gentiles (Matt 18:17), despite their bein…

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Horn, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Tax Collectors (New Testament)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026539>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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