Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2003

Publication Title

HTS: Theological Studies

Keywords

Matthew 15:21-28, Judaism, Conversion, Canaanite Woman

Abstract

This article elaborates on the author’s monograph “Have mercy on me”: The story of the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15.21-28 (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002). According to the monograph, Matthew uses the Psalms, the story of Ruth and rabbinic tradition to turn Mark’s story of the Syrophoenician woman (7:24-30) into a conversion formula for entrance into the Jewish community. This article employs an intertextuality approach to enhance the theory of proselytism in Matthew’s gospel. The Canaanite woman passes a three-time rejection, one-time acceptance test that the first-century rabbis delineated from the story of Ruth for converting to Judaism.

First Page

779

Last Page

792

Volume

59

Issue

3

Original Citation

Jackson, Glenna S. "Enemies Of Israel : Ruth And The Canaanite Woman." HTS: Theological Studies 59:3 (Sep 2003):779-792.

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Publisher's Version

Peer Reviewed

1

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