Concordia Theological Monthly

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kingdom of god, kingdom of heaven, jews, end times, john the baptist, greeks, antiochus

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The Frequency of Occurrence of the Term "Kingdom of God" in Our New Testament Literature. The term "kingdom of God" or "kingdom of heaven" occurs 119 times in the New Testament, according to Edersheim. Matthew is the only New Testament writer who uses the term "kingdom of heaven." It is found 32 times in his Gospel. But he does not confine himself to this particular phrase in the discussion of the concept; he likewise uses the term "kingdom of God."' employing the phrase five times, and six times in his references to this subject he speaks simply of "the kingdom."


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Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:8; Mark 3:24; Mark 6:23; Matthew 6:10; Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Matthew 6:10; Matthew 12:28; Luke 17:20; Matthew 5:20; Matthew 7:21; John 3:5; Matthew 5:3; Matthew 11:12b; Matthew 13:41; Mark 1:16;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars