Monday, November 6, 2023

"He Opened His Mouth" (Matt. 5:2). A Semitic Idiom?

Curious about why Matthew says that Jesus "opened his mouth" before giving the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5:2)? I mean, how can anyone speak without first opening their mouth? It's hard to know for sure, but my essay on the subject will give you an educated guess.