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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Beatitudes, the

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The name commonly given to the nine statements of blessing in the Sermon on the Mount, showing the character and the portion of those who enter into the kingdom. Matthew 5:1-11 . This stands in remarkable contrast to the economy of the law, in which there is a list of curses as well as of blessings. When Israel entered the land the blessings, but also the curses, were duly read to the people. Joshua 8:33-35 .

Several of the Psalms contain beatitudes, and such are called Asherite Psalms, from the Hebrew word ashrey, 'happiness, blessing.'

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Beatitudes, the'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/b/beatitudes-the.html. 1897.

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