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Bibil Identifier bibil:218500
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Johannine Fulfillment of Scripture
Title (English, ) Continuity and Escalation
Author Tabb, Brian J.
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 21, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 495-505 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Scriptural fulfillment is a critical theme throughout the Gospel of John, but in 12:38-19:37 the evangelist draws explicit attention to the deeper purpose at work in Jesus' passion by the distinctive introductory formula "in order that Scripture may be fulfilled." This article argues that John rarely uses fulfillment language such as this in appeals to prediction; rather, Johannine "fulfillment" is characterized by a dialectic, mutually interpretive relationship of continuity and escalation between the OT text and Jesus' work. Jesus' death "fulfills" the Scriptures by revealing the decisive, eschatological meaning of these earlier texts, while the OT likewise offers the categories necessary to disclose the true significance of his identity as the rejected, crucified Messiah.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Fulfillment
Pericopes John 12,38-12,40
John 15,25
Isaiah 6,10
Isaiah 53,1
Psalms 69,5
Terms πληρόω πληροω
τελειόω τελειοω
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