Title

Israel's Ancient Psalms: Cornerstone of the Beatitudes

Keywords

Israel's Ancient Psalms, Beatitudes, Biblical Studies

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Religious Studies Center

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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