Biblical Understanding: The Beatitudes

Biblical Understanding: The Beatitudes

One of the most striking examples of Jesus’ teaching is the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s gospel. The Beatitudes are the foundation on which that sermon is built. They are also one of the most beautiful statements of Christian ethics. Yet at the same time, they are also some of the trickiest verses in the Bible to interpret. In this subject, we’ll tackle the meaning of the blessings by putting them into the context of the gospels, the Hebrew Bible, and wider Jewish literature, like the Dead Sea Scrolls. We’ll think about what the Beatitudes contribute to our understanding of Jesus’ teaching and mission. And finally, we’ll think about how the Beatitudes still matter today.


Date: 1 & 8 June 2023

4:00PM (Australian Eastern Standard Time)- Register Here

4:00PM (Western Australian Standard Time) or 7:00PM (Australian Eastern Standard Time) – Register Here