Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)

First Advisor

Edgar Krentz

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Luke 13:5; Luke 15:7; Mark 1:15; Acts 20:21; Luke 24:46-47; Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:14; 1 Chronicles 29:11; Numbers 24:7; Genesis 1:1; Psalm 24:1; Exodus 15:1-17; Joshua 10:12-13; Judges 5:4, 21; Psalm 29:10; Psalm 29:9; Psalm 29:11; Psalm 95:1-3; Judges 8:23; 1 Samuel 8:7; 1 Samuel 12:12-13; Micah 6:5; Ezekiel 20:5-7; Hosea 2:1ff; Isaiah 43:15; Jeremiah 10:7, 10; Zephaniah 3:14-15; Exodus 19:5; Isaiah 7:20; Psalm 24:1; Isaiah 44:6; Micah 4:1-7; Psalm 103:19; Isaiah 52:7, 9-10; Zechariah 14:9;


A cursory glance at various expositions of the Sermon on the Mount, will show that there are as many interpretations of the Sermon as there are interpreters. Some men feel that the Sermon on the Mount is a list of practical rules for daily living which can easily be carried out by all right-thinking men. Still others have held that the Sermon is not meant for all Christians, but only for a few-those who went to maintain a more perfect station in life. Some have maintained that the Sermon is all Law; others see in it many elements of Gospel. And so it goes on. With such a variety of interpretations there is much confusion as to the real meaning of the Sermon. It is on this basis that the writer chose this particular topic for study. The purpose of this thesis, then, is an attempt to arrive at the basic meaning of the Sermon on the Mount as a part of Jesus' call to repentance.

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