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The Evil Eye in The Sermon on the Mount

Carl B. Bridges
Professor of New Testament
Ronald E. Wheeler, Professor of English and Literature
Johnson Bible College

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Abstract

Jesus’ reference to the “evil eye” in the Sermon on the Mount has proved difficult for generations of commentators. Recent efforts, including social-scientific approaches, have advanced our understanding of the passage. This article includes a review of what the various approaches have done with the passage, and an attempt to advance the discussion through a literary-critical approach. The literary approach should complement the previous approaches and enhance understanding of the saying.

 
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