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dc.contributor.authorErdey, Zoltan L.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Kevin G.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-01T08:59:07Z
dc.date.available2018-11-01T08:59:07Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationErdey, Z. L., & Smith, K. G. (2012). The function of "weeping and gnashing of teeth" in Matthew's gospel. Acta Theologica, 32(1), 26-45.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/9478
dc.description.abstractOn six occurrences (8:12; 13:42; 13:50; 22:13; 24:51; 25:30), Matthew recorded Jesus pronouncing judgment, using the idiom “weeping and gnashing of teeth”. Each occurrence played a central role in the development of Matthew’s theology, by communicating not only a fundamental component of the theme of judgment, but also an increasing force and potency of the event itself. It was discovered that the phrase may have four possible functions, namely (a) a system by which Matthew hoped to make the message of the particular passage unforgettable; (b) a prophetic anticipation of an aspect of the larger shape of history; (c) a linguistic device to increase the degree of emphasis or heighten the force given to the message of eschatological judgment; and (d) a literary connector holding together a number of specific passages of Scripture. In Matthew’s case, the phrase glues together the passages that communicate a holistic theology of end-of-time judgment.en_US
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dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_US
dc.subjectJudgmenten_US
dc.subjectEschatologyen_US
dc.subjectGnashing of teethen_US
dc.subjectWeepingen_US
dc.titleThe function of "weeping and gnashing of teeth" in Matthew's gospelen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_US
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_US


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