Matthew, Poet of the Beatitudes - Green, H Benedict, and Green, Benedict H
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Green argues that the Beatitudes in Matthew's version are a carefully constructed poem, exhibiting a number of the characteristics of Hebrew poetry as we know it from the Old Testament; but as certain of these, such as rhyme and alliteration, cannot survive translation, what we have here is an original composition in Greek. This is shown to be no isolated phenomenon in the gospel; a series of texts found at specially significant points in it disclose similar characteristics. The findings cut across conventional source ...

Matthew, Poet of the Beatitudes 2001, Continnuum-3pl, New York

ISBN-13: 9781841271651