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Title: The Last Beatitude
Subtitle: Joy in Suffering
Author(s): ESTRADA, Bernardo
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 91    Issue: 2   Date: 2010   
Pages: 187-209
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.91.2.3188861

Abstract :
The motive of joy in suffering for Jesus' sake, makes the last beatitude in Matt 5,11-12 and Luke 6,22-23 different from the former blessings. The persecution form present in this beatitude seems to be an authentic saying of Jesus, subsequently widespread in NT literature. Such a motive, in fact, does not appear in Judaism and in intertestamental or in apocryphal literature. The First Letter of Peter is instead a special witness of 'joy in suffering'.

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