“Love Your Enemies”: The Adamic Wisdom of Q 6:27–28, 35c–d

  title={“Love Your Enemies”: The Adamic Wisdom of Q 6:27–28, 35c–d},
  author={S. Joseph},
  journal={Biblical Theology Bulletin},
  pages={29 - 41}
  • S. Joseph
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Biblical Theology Bulletin
The interpretation of Q 6:27 highlights a perennial problem in biblical scholarship. If Jesus commanded his disciples to love their enemies—and scholars are in virtually unanimous agreement that he did—how are we to understand this imperative in its original Jewish context? How are we to affirm that Jesus criticized his own tradition—which did not encourage love of enemies—without falling into anti-Jewish rhetoric? Our contemporary concern with Jesus' Jewishness should not preclude us from… Expand
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