The Old Testament and the Neighbor

Rolf A. Jacobson, Karl N. Jacobson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/7/2017

Issue: The Neighbor (Vol. 37, No 1, Winter, 2017)

The dispute between Jesus and the legal expert in Luke over the question of “the neighbor” was certainly not a new conflict. It is possible to understand the Lucan exchange as a Midrash on sections from the Pentateuch and the Hebrew writings. Rolf and Karl Jacobson delve back into the Old Testament to find the roots of the Lucan dispute, and shed further light on this important biblical concept.

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