Biblical Theology Bulletin: Journal of the Bible and Culture
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A panel of scholars ostensibly addressed “Shema in the Synoptic Gospels” at the 2017 Boston meeting of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. “Ostensibly” because while all the essays acknowledge the significance of the keystone of both Jewish theology and liturgy for the authors of the New Testament, every essay focused on something larger than the narrow announced topic. Each, following the lead of Dr. Roberta Sabbath of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, who describes the polemical nature of the Shema, notes how the statement of God's unity (whether or not followed by the Love and Tzitzit Commands) functions within the theological and cultural argument among Jews, Christians and Muslim, and within the Jewish and Christian communities as well.
Shema; Liturgy; Polemic; Oneness of God, Tzitzit; Theology
Iterations of One: The Shema as Polemic Trope in the Synoptic Gospels and Qur'an.
Biblical Theology Bulletin: Journal of the Bible and Culture, 48(3),