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Unlimited Forgiveness


(1a) 1Q or ?2Q: Luke 17:4 = Matt 18:21-22
(1b) GNaz 15ab



(1a) 1Q or ?2Q: Luke 17:4 = Matt 18:21-22

/17:4/ And if the same person sins against you seven times a day, and turns back to you seven times and says, 'I repent,' you must forgive."

= Matt 18:21-22
/18:21/ Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?" /22/ Jesus said to him, "Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.


(1b) Gospel of the Nazarenes 15ab

Ch. 5 Quoted by Jerome, Against the Pelagians 3:
In the same book said, /1/ "If your brother or sister has wronged you verbally and has made amends, welcome him or her seven times a day." His disciple Simon said to him, "Seven times a day?" The Lord answered him, "That's right; in fact, up to seventy times seven times. /2/ The prophets themselves were capable of sinful talk, even after they were anointed with the holy spirit." [Complete Gospels]




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John Dominic Crossan

Item: 172
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Historicity: +


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