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Bibil Identifier bibil:200560
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Conceptualising Fulfilment in Matthew
Author Kirk, J.R. Daniel
Journal Tyndale Bulletin (Volume: 59, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 77-98 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The question of how to understand the formula citations in the Gospel of Matthew is as important as it is disputed. This study begins by reviewing the avenues previously pursued for making sense of this collection of texts. Finding that typology is a helpful but ultimately insufficient means of making sense of Matthew's formula citations, a diachronic, narratival typology is proposed. Rather than seeing Jesus as the one who embodies abstract or limited typological concepts, we see that his life takes the shape of Israel's story. In assigning Israel's role to Jesus, however, Matthew also opens up new avenues for interpreting this story. And so we find Jesus giving new substance to a narrative whose shape is given by the scriptures of Israel. This conception of narrative embodiment in Matthew holds promise not only for understanding Jesus' relationship to the prophets but also for understanding his relationship to the law.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Quotation
Terms πληρόω
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