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HTS Theological Studies

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LEE, Kukzin  and  VILJOEN, Francois P.. The target group of the Ultimate Commission (Matthew 28:19). Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2010, vol.66, n.1, pp.1-5. ISSN 2072-8050.

The inclusion of 'all nations' as the mission target in the Ultimate Commission of Matthew 28:19 somehow comes as a surprise. The Gentiles seem to have been excluded from Jesus' and his disciples' mission in two passages (10:5-6; 15:24). In an attempt to establish the target group of the great commandment, this article investigates the meaning of the phrase panta ta e|qnh as used in 28:19 and subsequently the literary contexts of the commandment.

Keywords : Ultimate Commission; Matthew 28:19; Jews; Gentiles; discipleship.

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