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The Sermon on the Mount and the Epistle of James
|Title||The Sermon on the Mount and the Epistle of James|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Welch, John W., and John F. Hall|
|Publisher||Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Epistle of James; Sermon on the Mount; Study Helps|
Rarely noticed by general readers, yet quite evident on closer inspection, are the parallels between the phraseology of the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5–7 and the vocabulary of the Epistle of James. Over twenty conspicuous similarities can be identified. Various explanations may account for this similarity. Above all, this consistency shows that James and his broad, early Christian audience knew and revered the words of their Lord and Master, especially the directives found in the Sermon on the Mount.
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