Exegetical extras are interesting facts about or alternative interpretations of a particular Scripture passage. They’re here for interest value or to stretch our thinking… Exegetical extras will be posted whenever I come across something interesting.
Day: September 2, 2014
Introducing the Beatitudes (Matt 5:1-9)
See yesterday’s notes for an introduction to the Sermon on the Mount. The Sermon on the Mount begins with what have traditionally been called the Beatitudes: nine statements in the form of blessings. (Have a quick read of them now.) Traditionally, these Beatitudes have been read as though their primary purpose were to tell us… Continue reading Introducing the Beatitudes (Matt 5:1-9)