Matthew 5 is the fifth chapter of the gospel of matthew in the new testament it contains the first portion of the sermon on the mount , which will also take up the next chapter and a half portions are similar to the sermon on the plain in luke 6 , but much is found only in matthew. The striking resemblance in form is further support that matthew is responding specifically to the antithesis in chapter 5 matthew 5:34-37 at the very least provides reconstruction of an additional pair, while 5:21-26 and 5:27-32 offer hints there were a set of decalogue antithetical pairs although their reconstruction is at best problematic.
Antithesis (greek for setting opposite, from ἀντί against and θέσις placing) is used in writing or speech either as a proposition that contrasts with or reverses some previously mentioned proposition, or when two opposites are introduced together for contrasting effect. With six powerful examples in matthew 5:21–47, jesus compared the demands of the law of the gospel with the requirements of the mosaic law in each, the master cited an earlier proposition of the law, a thesis, and made an authoritative counterproposition, or antithesis, that called disciples to a higher standard of belief, motivation, and observance. Having demonstrated matthew's sources (that is the ür-gospel m, marcion's gospel, and marcion's antithesis) it is time to go back again and look at the first ten verses of the sermon of the mount, 5:3-12, and see how they are an expansion from the beatitudes from the marcionite gospel, as in luke 6:20-24.
It is to this world of yesteryear and today, a world soaked in violence that jesus addresses his sermon on the mount (matthew 5-7) in this article, i offer a socio-rhetorical analysis of jesus’ fifth antithesis (5:38-42), which seeks to break cycles of violence and can be read as an exhortation to church leaders of today to understand and.
Antithesis contradictions between the old testament deity and the new testament god by daniel mahar o timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and contradictions [antithesis] of gnosis falsely so called-- from the pseudo-pauline epistle i timothy 6:20 (circa150 ce. Antithesis is a rhetorical term for the juxtaposition of contrasting ideas in balanced phrases or clausesplural: antithesesadjective: antithetical in grammatical terms, antithetical statements are parallel structures a perfectly formed antithesis, says jeanne fahnestock, combines isocolon, parison, and perhaps, in an inflected language, even homoeoteleuton it is an overdetermined figure. Matthew's antitheses is the traditional name given to a section of the sermon on the mount [matt 5:17–48] where jesus takes six well known prescriptions of the mosaic law and calls his followers to do more than the law requires. A commentary on the gospel of matthew, p 189 2 v 22 has literally “while being angered by,” orgitzomenos 3 moros: foolish, godless, the same word forbidden in 5:22 4 orge: anger, the same root as in 5:22. Matthew 25: 46 is a good example of how there can be more involved in the law of antithesis for instance, while both the lost and saved shall continue on eternally (greek aionios) there shall be a condition opposite in terms of qualitativeness.
The largest distinct section of the sermon on the mount is matthew 5:21-48 this is also called the “six antitheses” because jesus makes six quotations or paraphrases of commands of moses in the bible, and then he says, “but i say” and makes a similar but stronger statement. Volume number 1, may 1 1 article matthew’s fifth antithesis and domestic violence by michael j brennan, opraem1 i t has been two thousand years since god became incarnate and walked among us in first-century palestine as. The sermon on the mount: the antitheses of matt 5:21-48 b ackground which do you find harder to swallow about this first antithesis, that jesus sets such a challenging standard matthew writin g with an eye toward jewish converts, and paul writing to gentile christians being pressured by jewish converts what.