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The Messiah in the Old and New Testaments
Stanley E. Porter
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When the ancients talked about "messiah", what did they picture? Did that term refer to a stately figure who would rule, to a militant who would rescue, or to a variety of roles held by many? While Christians have traditionally equated the word "messiah" with Jesus, the discussion is far more complex. This volume contributes significantly to that discussion.
Ten expert scholars here address questions surrounding the concept of "messiah" and clarify what it means to call Jesus "messiah." The book comprises two main parts, first treating those writers who preceded or surrounded the New Testament (two essays on the Old Testament and two on extrabiblical literature) and then discussing the writers of the New Testament. Concluding the volume is a critical response by Craig Evans to both sections.
This volume will be helpful to pastors and laypersons wanting to explore the nature and identity of the Messiah in the Old and New Testament in order to better understand Jesus as Messiah.
Mark J. Boda
S. A. Cummins
Craig A. Evans
Tremper Longman III
I. Howard Marshall
Stanley E. Porter
Loren T. Stuckenbruck
Cynthia Long Westfall
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About the Author
Stanley E. Porter is president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author of several books on the New Testament, including Paul in Acts and The Criteria for Authenticity in Historical-Jesus Research and the editor of more than forty other books.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Messiah in the Old and New Testaments
PART I: OLD TESTAMENT AND RELATED PERSPECTIVE
The Messiah: Explorations in the Law and Writings
Figuring the Future: The Prophets and Messiah
The Messiah in the Qumran Documents
Messianic Ideas in the Apocalyptic and Related Literature of Early Judaism
PART II: NEW TESTAMENT PERSPECTIVE
Jesus as Messiah in Mark and Matthew
The Messiah in Luke and Acts: Forgiveness for the Captives
Remembering Jesus: John's Negative Christology
Divine Life and Corporate Christology: God, Messiah Jesus, and the Covenant Community in Paul
Messianic Themes of Temple, Enthronement, and Victory in Hebrews and the General Epistles
The Messiah in the Old and New Testaments: A Response
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Ancient Sources
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