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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

Matthew 7:9–12; Luke 6:27–36

THEME

Fulfilling the Jewish law

SETTING

c.27–29 CE The Sermon on the Mount (in Matthew), a mountainside in Galilee; the Sermon on the Plain (in Luke), a plain near Capernaum.

KEY FIGURES

Jesus The Messiah and Son of God at the start of His ministry in Galilee.

Jesus’s disciples A group of Jewish men and women who travel with Jesus during His ministry. The 12 closest to Him are tasked with spreading the word about Him and His teachings after His death.

The saying, “Do to others what you would have them do to you,” has become known as the Golden Rule, and finds expression in the ethical code of most ...

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