The Bible as Literature

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Summary

The word scandal or stumbling block frequently occurs in Matthew—it’s as important for his book as the word “immediately” is in the Gospel of Mark. In light of the prohibition against causing others to stumble in chapter 18, those not following the original Greek text often assume that “to scandalize” is taboo. But throughout the story, Jesus himself repeatedly causes scandal. So what’s a good scandal? How can you tell it apart from the kind of scandal Jesus condemns in chapter 18?

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 18:7-10.

Episode 331 Matthew 18:7-10; Music:
Danger Storm by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4985-danger-storm
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Show Notes

The word scandal or stumbling block frequently occurs in Matthew—it’s as important for his book as the word “immediately” is in the Gospel of Mark. In light of the prohibition against causing others to stumble in chapter 18, those not following the original Greek text often assume that “to scandalize” is taboo. But throughout the story, Jesus himself repeatedly causes scandal. So what’s a good scandal? How can you tell it apart from the kind of scandal Jesus condemns in chapter 18? 

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 18:7-10.

Episode 331 Matthew 18:7-10; Music:
Danger Storm by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4985-danger-storm
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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What is The Bible as Literature?

Each week, Dr. Richard Benton, Fr. Marc Boulos and guests discuss the content of the Bible as literature. On Tuesdays, Fr. Paul Tarazi presents an in-depth analysis of the biblical text in the original languages.