The keeping of a distinctive group identity by drawing clear boundary lines, to separate those within the group from outsiders with whom they are unwilling to associate.
The practice of exclusiveness by God’s people, grounded in God’s claim to exclusive worship
Exclusiveness in Israel, a practical expression of being a people set apart
The practice of exclusiveness
The marks of Jewish exclusiveness
Observance of food laws Lev 3:17 See also Lev 7:22-27; Lev 11:1-47; Lev 17:10-14; Ac 15:29 While food restrictions were not a requirement of the gospel, Gentile believers are here asked to respect the scruples of Jewish Christians in those areas that were traditionally important to them.
Effects of Jewish exclusiveness
Division between Jews and Gentiles Ac 10:28 See also Mt 10:5; Mt 15:21-28 pp Mk 7:24-30 Jesus Christ restricted his earthly ministry in general to the people of Israel, but instigated a mission to the Gentiles after his resurrection; Jn 18:28
The problem of Jewish exclusiveness among the first Christians
Jewish exclusiveness overturned
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