Author: Kenneth D. Litwak Genre: Religion Publisher: A&C Black ISBN: 0567030253 Book Pages: 234 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Litwak challenges previous studies of the use of the Old Testament in Luke-Acts as inadequate. In contrast to previous studies that consider only quotations or obvious allusions, he examines intertextual echoes of the Old Testament at strategic points in Luke-Acts, as well as quotations and allusions and echoed traditions. Thus, this study's database is larger. Previous studies generally argue that Luke's use of the Scriptures is in the service of christology. This leads to the exclusion of scriptural citations, such as those of the temptation (Luke 4.1-13) which have different emphases. Litwak views ecclesiology as the overall purpose behind Luke's use of the Old Testament, but he does not skip or avoid intertextual references that may lie outside an ecclesiological function. Whilst other studies contend that Luke uses the Old Testament according to a promise-fulfillment/proof-form-prophecy hermeneutic, Litwak argues that this fails to account for many of the intertextual references. Other studies often subsume all of Luke's use of the Scriptures of Israel under one theme, such as the 'New Exodus', but this study does not require that every intertextual echo maps to a specific theme. Rather, the many intertextual references in strategic texts at the beginning, middle and end of Luke-Acts, and Luke's use of the texts, are allowed to dictate the 'themes' to which they relate. JSNTS 282
Author: Richard B. Hays Genre: Religion Publisher: ISBN: 1481302329 Book Pages: 155 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
As Hays demonstrates, the claim that the events of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection took place "according to the Scriptures" stands at the very heart of the New Testament's earliest message. All four canonical Gospels declare that the Torah and the Prophets and the Psalms mysteriously prefigure Jesus. The author of the Fourth Gospel puts the claim succinctly: "If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me" (John 5:46). Hays thus traces thereading strategies the Gospel writers employ to "read backwards" and to discover how the Old Testament figuratively discloses the astonishing paradoxical truth about Jesus' identity. Attention to Jewish and Old Testament roots of the Gospel narratives reveals that each of the four Evangelists, in their diverse portrayals, identify Jesus as the embodiment of the God of Israel. Hays also explores the hermeneutical challenges posed by attempting to follow the Evangelists as readers of Israel's Scripture --
Author: Christopher A. Beetham Genre: Religion Publisher: BRILL ISBN: 9789004170810 Book Pages: 342 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
The introduction of literary intertextuality into biblical studies has led to both discovery and dilemma. This study proposes new definitions of a ~allusiona (TM) and a ~echoa (TM) and a methodology on how to detect them, using the neglected letter of Colossians as a test case.
Author: Alastair J. Roberts Genre: Religion Publisher: Crossway ISBN: 9781433558016 Book Pages: 176 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
The exodus—the story of God leading his chosen people out of slavery in Egypt—stands as a pivotal event in the Old Testament. But if you listen closely, you will hear echoes of this story of redemption all throughout God’s Word. Using music as a metaphor, the authors point us to the recurring theme of the exodus throughout the entire symphony of Scripture, shedding light on the Bible’s unified message of salvation and restoration that is at the heart of God’s plan for the world.
Author: Bryan D. Estelle Genre: Religion Publisher: InterVarsity Press ISBN: 9780830882267 Book Pages: 384 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Israel’s exodus from Egypt is the Bible’s enduring emblem of deliverance. But more than just an epic moment, the exodus shapes the telling of Israel’s and the church’s gospel. In this guide for biblical theologians, preachers, and teachers, Bryan Estelle traces the exodus motif as it weaves through the canon of Scripture, wedding literary readings with biblical-theological insights.
Author: Florentino García Martínez Genre: Religion Publisher: BRILL ISBN: 9789047430407 Book Pages: 40 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
The 16 contributions of experts both in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and on the study of the New Testament analyze the relationship among the two corpora. Some of the studies propose a general understanding of the relationship, other apply it to concrete topics or texts.
Author: P.D. James Genre: Bibles Publisher: Canongate Books ISBN: 9780857861078 Book Pages: 96 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James
Author: Jonathan Peter Clerke Genre: Publisher: ISBN: 099233831X Book Pages: 482 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
New York Times bestselling books have taken the view that the oldest New Testament documents paint a very different picture to later copies. Others are of the opinion that the original gospel accounts were never intended to be historically accurate. Many people assume that the bias of the original New Testament authors distorted their recollections of Jesus, and Jesus' words were not put into written form for several decades, allowing distortion to occur. What would you say? What do you believe and why? Were Jesus' words recorded accurately by the gospel writers during Jesus' life & the making & copying of the New Testament? This highly readable journey of discovery considers gospel textual criticism, Christian historiography, archaeology, literacy & more. See evidence for the reliability of the recounting of Jesus as found in the Bible. This Christian apologetic book provides evidence in an engaging manner, following along a logical journey of discovery. When you've purchased and read this book you will: - understand how literate and historically aware the ancient civilisations were - appreciate how it was possible for the first disciples to accurately record Jesus' life and teachings - have a highly readable explanation of early Greek New Testament documents and know what they have to say about accuracy in copying - know the content and credibility of non-Christian ancient literature that comment on Jesus and the first Christians.