The Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20

I read from ‘Parting of the Ways: Between Christianity and Judaism and Their Significance for the Character of Christianity’ by Professor James D.G. Dunn, footnote to page 77.

Matthew 28:18-20

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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2 replies

  1. There is no textual evidence in NT manuscripts that Matthew 28:18-20 is not original.

    The Didache has both baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit (paragraph 7, twice) and also “baptism in the name of the Lord” (9:5) – they were both valid, so there is no contradiction with the book of Acts.

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