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The target group of the Ultimate Commission (Matthew 28:19)

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Author(s): Kukzin Lee | Francois P. Viljoen

Journal: Hervormde Teologiese Studies
ISSN 0259-9422

Volume: 66;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Ultimate Commission | Matthew 28:19 | Jews | Gentiles | discipleship

ABSTRACT
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 *[foreign font omitted] used in 28:19 and subsequently the literary contexts of the commandment.How to cite this article: Lee, K. & Viljoen, F.P., 2010, ‘The target group of the Ultimate Commission (Matthew 28:19)’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 66(1), Art. #184, 5 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v66i1.184 *We apologise for the omission of the foreign font in this abstract. Please consult the online PDF to view the foreign font as it should be displayed in the text.