Israel's Ancient Psalms: Cornerstone of the Beatitudes
Israel's Ancient Psalms, Beatitudes, Biblical Studies
One of the most significant influences on the Beatitudes found in the Sermon on the Mount, both on their form and content, was Israel’s ancient Psalms—those that are found in the Old Testament as well as some circulating outside of the c. The Psalms greatly influenced both the author of the sermon, Jesus Christ, and the sermon’s chief New Testament chronicler, Matthew. My purpose is to demonstrate and discuss this influence.
Original Publication Citation
“Israel’s Ancient Psalms: Cornerstone of the Beatitudes,” in The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture: The Thirty-Ninth Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo: Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book, 2010), pp. 60-76.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Skinner, Andrew C., "Israel's Ancient Psalms: Cornerstone of the Beatitudes" (2010). Faculty Publications. 3494.
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