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Bibil Identifier bibil:203071
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Hope in the Midst of Tragedy (Isa 5:1-7; 27:2-6; Matt 21:33-46 par.)
Author Story, J. Lyle
Journal Horizons in Biblical Theology (Volume: 31, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 178-195 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The unity of the Bible is exemplified through the agrarian image of the vine/vineyard in the songs of Isa 5:1-7; 27:2-6 and in the parable of Matt 21:33-46. The metaphor expresses a development and reinterpretation of the themes of judgment and promise, wherein God wills to accomplish his purposes for his people, despite his repeated frustration with human rebellion. God expresses his love for his people in a wholly vulnerable manner. Both Isaiah and Jesus underscore the truth that God could do nothing more than he had already done for his people; no blame can be attached to God. Where there is unbelief and rejection of the Beloved Son, there is tragedy and destruction. Where there is receptivity, there is joy, promise, fruitfulness and fulfillment.
DOI 10.1163/019590809X12553238843186
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Parable
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Vineyard
Pericopes Isaiah 5,1-5,7
Isaiah 27,2-27,6
Matthew 21,33-21,46
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