Matthew & the Mishnah: Redefining Identity & Ethos in the Shadow of the Second
Temple's Destruction

Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. No. 418

By: Akiva Cohen
July 2016
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161499609
636 Pages
$177.50 Paper original


Akiva Cohen examines the general research question how reconstruct the author of religious texts, the identity and ethos of their community when the central cult missing? Its particular socio-historical focus in this general question is: How did the authors of Matthew and or the editors of the Mishnah redefined their group identity after the destruction of the Second Temple? Cohen studied further, as both the Matthean and the Mishnaic communities as a community-oriented and newly articulated by the basic texts of their respective authors or editors new visions. The context of this study is therefore that of an internal Jewish phenomenon; two Jewish groups try to justify their common identity and ethos without the physical Temple, which had been the cultic center of their universe, (new).