Christian Texts and History • Re: Did Jesus say do not swear oaths (Mt 5:33-37)?

By John2 I also just found this book by Holmen with a good section on swearing (pg. 170-187). Regarding the above quote, he says: “In describing the Essene avoidance of swearing, Josephus perhaps means use of the name of God and its substitutes when making oaths. For, Josephus tells us, the …read more

Christian Texts and History • Re: Did Jesus say do not swear oaths (Mt 5:33-37)?

By John2 I also just found this book by Holmen with a good section on swearing (pg. 170-187). Regarding the above quote, he says: “In describing the Essene avoidance of swearing, Josephus perhaps means use of the name of God and its substitutes when making oaths. For, Josephus tells us, the …read more

Christian Texts and History • Re: Did Jesus say do not swear oaths (Mt 5:33-37)?

By John2 I also just found this book by Holmen with a good section on swearing (pg. 170-187). Regarding the above quote, he says: “In describing the Essene avoidance of swearing, Josephus perhaps means use of the name of God and its substitutes when making oaths. For, Josephus tells us, the …read more