College of Humanities & Social Sciences
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Almsgiving, Final Judgement, Matthew 25, Sheep and Goats, Son of Man, The Least of These
Bible New Testament
Biblical Studies | History of Christianity
The intention of this paper is to analyze and explore the different aspects of Matthew 25:31-46. This research briefly examines how modern Biblical scholars and theologians have approached and interpreted Matthew 25. Further, I will place Jesus' announcement of the "coming of the Son of Man" within its historical context and explore how this announcement would have fit within and against First Century Israelite beliefs. By extension, I will attempt to examine the textual relationship of Matthew 25 to Jewish, non-Jewish and Early Christian texts. Finally, I will conclude with how Matthew 25 was interpreted and influential in both the Patristic and Medieval Eras.
Downing, Christine Marie, ""The least of these?" The origins and evolution of a misunderstood group in Matthew 25" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 2902.