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    • Matthew’s Sitz im Leben and the emphasis on the Torah 

      Viljoen, Francois Petrus (Fakulteit Teologie, Universiteit van die Vrystaat, 2012)
      The role of the Torah is the subject of a full scale discussion in the first Gospel. This article investigates the socio-historical setting that produced this text with such an emphasis on Torah observance. To address these ...
    • Power and authority in Matthew's Gospel 

      Viljoen, Francois Petrus (University of the Free State, Faculty of Theology, 2011)
      Besides the strenuous relation of Matthew’s community with non-Christian kinfolk, his text also reveals an underlying conflict with Roman Imperial ideology. Herod, Antipas and Pilate specifically impersonate this foreign ...