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Have Mercy on ME The Story of the Canaanite Woman in Matthew 15:21-28 Synopsis

Matthew's gospel begins and ends with the Jewish-Gentile debate, and at the heart of both the issue and the gospel is the story of the Canaanite woman. It is a story that reveals tension between Jews and proselytes in Matthew's community and responds to the question, 'What must one do to be a member of the community'? This study focuses on the stereotype of the woman as a Canaanite as well as Matthew's sources and the form of the story. The conclusion is that the story reflects a reinforcement of Jewish law that allows gentiles to attain membership in the Matthean community, thus continuing the Jewish tradition that allows gentiles into the faith.

Have Mercy on ME The Story of the Canaanite Woman in Matthew 15:21-28 Press Reviews

The author of this scholarly work offers a thorough and refreshing study of the text Students of Matthew's Gospel will appreciate this work, along with its abundant bibliography. -The Bible Today, May/June 2003 The author defends a single thesis and leads readers consistently to her conclusion: the Canaanite woman is not a Gentile but a proselyte. The thesis is a good one, and Glenna Jackson defends it thoroughly and passionately. Luzia Sutter Rehmann, Review of Biblical Literature, July 2004--Luzia Sutter Rehmann Review of Biblical Literature

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826461483
Publication date: 17th October 2002
Author: Glenna S. (Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Otterbein College, Ohio, USA) Jackson
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 218 pages
Categories: Biblical studies & exegesis,

About Glenna S. (Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Otterbein College, Ohio, USA) Jackson

Glenna S. Jackson is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion & Philosophy at Otterbein College, Ohio.

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