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Matthew 7:28-29

Genealogy of Tradition

This correctly reflects Jewish, and indeed Islamic, tradition, the credibility of a saying, or a piece of teaching, depends upon the genealogy of its tradition, on the way it has been transmitted from mouth to mouth, so that it can be traced back to one to whom great authority has been generally ascribed.

Stephen Neill, The Supremacy of Jesus, p. 58