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"And so both are preserved" (Matt 9:17e): A Fresh Look at the Wineskins Image in Matthew

Byrne, Brendan (2016) "And so both are preserved" (Matt 9:17e): A Fresh Look at the Wineskins Image in Matthew. Australian Biblical Review, 64. pp. 25-30. ISSN 0045-0308


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The phrase “And both are preserved” at the conclusion of Matthew’s version of the fasting controversy (Matt 9:14-17) with the disciples of John the Baptist is normally taken in the sense that both the new and the old wineskins are preserved, thereby confirming a sense of continuity rather than rupture with Judaism. This article argues that both the immediate syntax and the role of the image within the context of the controversy stories as a whole requires that the reference be to the new wine and the new wineskins. John’s disciples must adjust to the new way of thinking and imagining required by the kingdom.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Gospel of Matthew, wineskin image, controversy story, Judaism
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 02:32
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2018 01:40
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2852

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