The process of instruction and the content of instruction. Little is known of the modes of teaching used in Israel during OT and NT times. Cultural parallels suggest that some schools were established to teach reading and writing to the small percentage of the population who were literate. Occupational, cultural, and moral instruction took place within the family, clan, and village. Education at a higher level probably took place within the king’s court by scribes, and instruction in religious law was probably carried on by priests in the Temple. The books of Proverbs and Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) reflect some of the contents of higher education. The book of Deuteronomy stresses that the law of Israel must be taught and learned and this conviction continued into the rabbinic period. In the Gospel of Matthew Jesus is presented as a teacher, and large blocks of his teachings are spaced throughout the Gospel (Matt 5-7, Matt 10, Matt 13, Matt 18, Matt 24-25). The Pauline and post-Pauline Letters speak of an office of teacher (1Cor 12:28-29; Eph 4:11), but do not say how teaching was carried out. Faithful teaching of the gospel is also emphasized in the Pastoral Letters (1Tim 4:6, 1Tim 4:11, 1Tim 4:16; 1Tim 6:2, 1Tim 6:3).

Matt 5-7

The Beatitudes
1When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him.2Then he began to speak, and taught them, s ... View more

Matt 10

The Twelve Apostles
1Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and ever ... View more

Matt 13

The Parable of the Sower
1That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.2Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sa ... View more

Matt 18

True Greatness
1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”2He called a child, whom he put among them,3a ... View more

Matt 24-25

The Destruction of the Temple Foretold
1As Jesus came out of the temple and was going away, his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple.2 ... View more

1Cor 12:28-29

28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of ... View more

Eph 4:11

11The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,

1Tim 4:6

A Good Minister of Jesus Christ
6If you put these instructions before the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished on the wor ... View more

1Tim 4:11

11These are the things you must insist on and teach.

1Tim 4:16

16Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; continue in these things, for in doing this you will save both yourself and your hearers.

1Tim 6:2

2Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful to them on the ground that they are members of the church; rather they must serve them all the more, ... View more

1Tim 6:3

3Whoever teaches otherwise and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that is in accordance with godliness,

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