The Fifth Gospel

Isaiah in the History of Christianity

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Author: John F. A. Sawyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521565967

Category: Religion

Page: 281

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This is a new type of commentary on some of the most familiar language and imagery in the Bible, showing how Isaiah has been used by Christians in all kinds of contexts up to the present. There is much interest in reader-response, the history of interpretation and the sociology of sacred texts--in what the text does as much as what it means. With full documentation and illustrations, Sawyer gives an insight into Isaiah's influence, from the cult of the Virgin Mary and anti-Semitism to Christian feminism and liberation theology.

Isaiah in the New Testament

The New Testament and the Scriptures of Israel

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Author: Steve Moyise,Maarten J.J. Menken

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567611663

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Isaiah in the New Testament brings together a set of specially commissioned studies by authors who are experts in their field. Beginning with an introductory chapter on the use of Isaiah in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple literature, contributors go on to discuss each of the New Testament books that contain quotations from Isaiah: Matthew, Mark, (Q), Luke-Acts, John, Romans and Galatians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Hebrews, 1 Peter and Revelation. Together they provide an overview of the status, role and function of Isaiah in the first century, considering the Greek and Hebrew manuscript traditions and offering insights into the various hermeneutical stances of the New Testament authors and the development of New Testament theology. The volume includes contributions from Darrell Hannah, Morna Hooker, Christopher Tuckett, Richard Beaton, Bart Koet, Catrin Williams, J. Ross Wagner, Florian Wilk, Cecil McCullough, Steve Moyise and David Mathewson.

'What Does the Scripture Say?' Studies in the Function of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity

Volume 1: The Synoptic Gospels

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Author: Craig A. Evans,H. Daniel Zacharias

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567469980

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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These essays explore new methods and overlooked traditions that appear to shed light on how the founders of the Christian movement understood the older sacred tradition and sought new and creative ways to let it speak to their own times. Gurtner discusses the Matthean version of the temptation narrative. Chandler investigates the exhortation to 'love your neighbour as yourself' from Lev. 19.18b. Talbot re-examines Jesus' offer of rest in Mt. 11.28-30. Myers explores the ways Matthew's appeal to Isa. 42.1-4 in Mt. 12.17-21 affects the characterization of Jesus in his Gospel. Hamilton explores 1 Enoch 6-11 as a retelling of Genesis 3-6. Herzer seeks to explain varuiys aspects of Mt. 27.51b-53. McWhirter explores the citation of Exod 23.20, Mal. 3.1, and Isa. 40.3 in Mk 1.2-3. Hopkins investigates the manner in which Jesus engages questions and persons regarding purity and impurity. Miller notes that victory songs are a generally acknowledges category of Hebrew poetry. Gregerman argues that studies of early Christian proselytism to Gentiles are largely focussed on missionary methods of converts.

Empire in the New Testament

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Author: Stanley E. Porter,Cynthia Long Westfall

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877328

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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How does a Christian render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and unto God what is God's? This book is the result of the Bingham Colloquium of 2007 that brought scholars from across North America to examine the New Testament's response to the empires of God and Caesar. Two chapters lay the foundation for that response in the Old Testament's concept of empire, and six others address the response to the notion of empire, both human and divine, in the various authors of the New Testament. A final chapter investigates how the church fathers regarded the matter. The essays display various methods and positions; together, however, they offer a representative sample of the current state of study of the notion of empire in the New Testament.

Holy People, Holy Land

A Theological Introduction to the Bible

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Author: Michael Dauphinais,Matthew Levering

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441231714

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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The Bible doesn't come with a secret decoder ring, which means that it is left to church theologians to make sense of the Bible's many intricate and overlapping themes. Over the centuries, the church has identified several themes--such as love and covenant--that have helped the faithful to better understand a sometimes bewildering book. In Holy People, Holy Land, authors Dauphinais and Levering make the case that holiness--which they define as communion with God through love of neighbor--is the central theme of Scripture. Holy People, Holy Land will give any reader the tools to better understand Scripture by showing how a holy God desires to recreate his children in his image so that they too can be holy.

Zion's Rock-Solid Foundations

An Exegetical Study of the Zion Text in Isaiah 28:16

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Author: Jaap Dekker

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004156658

Category: Religion

Page: 411

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No other biblical book ascribes such a prominent place to the theme of Zion as the book of Isaiah does. One of the most important statements regarding Zion is to be found in Isa. 28:16. The text speaks of the laying of a foundation stone in Zion and enjoys an important place in New Testament preaching since it is associated with the advent of Jesus Christ. The present study addresses the interpretation of Isa. 28:16 in its Old Testament context. Its significance lies in the fresh contribution it makes to our understanding of the Zion text in question and its importance for establishing the role played by Zion and the so-called Zion tradition in the preaching of Isaiah.

Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem

Story, History and Historiography

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Author: Isaac Kalimi,Seth Richardson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004265627

Category: History

Page: 560

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In Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem, twelve scholars of the ancient world examine the histories, myths, and tales that formed around the Assyrian campaign of 701 B.C.E. over the course of more than a millennium of re-tellings.

Isaiah

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Author: Brevard S. Childs

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664221430

Category: Religion

Page: 555

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In this addition to the critically acclaimed "The Old Testament Library", internationally renowned scholar Brevard Childs writes on what arguably is the Old Testament's most important theological book. Childs furnishes a fresh translation from the original Hebrew and discusses questions of text, linguistics, historical background and literary architecture. He also presents a theological interpretation of the text.

Challenges in Jewish-Christian Relations

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Author: James Keltie Aitken,Dr. Edward Kessler

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809143924

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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James K. Aitken and Edward D. Kessler have assembled here a widely diverse collection of essays on Jewish-Christian relations, a discipline that, compared with other subjects studied in university and religious circles, is relatively young. Jewish-Christian relations is a complex enterprise that cannot be reduced to simple theological or historical narratives; it must take into account politics, sociology, education, language, history, biblical studies, hermeneutics, and theology, which are the subjects of the fourteen essays in this thought-provoking book. The contributors view their particular subject through the lens of all of these disciplines while ably meeting the challenge of looking toward the future.

"As Those Who Are Taught"

The Interpretation of Isaiah from the LXX to the SBL

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Author: Claire Mathews McGinnis,Patricia K. Tull

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589831039

Category: Religion

Page: 342

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