Lex Talionis in Early Judaism and the Exhortation of Jesus in Matthew 5.38-42

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In Matthew 5:38-42, Jesus overrides the Old Testament teaching of 'an eye for eye and a tooth for a tooth' - the Lex Talionis law - and commands his disciples to turn the other cheek. James Davis asks how Jesus' teaching in this instance relates to the Old Testament talionic commands, how it relates to New Testament era Judaism and what Jesus required from his disciples and the church.

Lex Talionis in Early Judaism and the Exhortation of Jesus in Matthew 5.38-42 2005, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9780567041500

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