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Bibil Identifier bibil:219747
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jesus as the High Priestly Messiah: Part 1
Author Fletcher-Louis, Crispin H.T.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Volume: 4, Issue: 2)
Undefined link Jesus as the High Priestly Messiah: Part 2
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Language English
Pages 155-175 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Recent study of the priesthood in Second Temple life and thought invites a reconsideration of Jesus' self-understanding. The appeal to Psalm 110 and Daniel 7.13 indicates that Jesus thought that, although not of priestly lineage, nevertheless he would ultimately be the nation's king and priest after the order of Melchizedek. Mark 1-6 contains a programmatic statement of Jesus' claim to a high priestly identity as the `holy one of God' (1.24), with a high priestly contagious holiness (1.40-45; 5.25-34; 5.35-43), freedom to forgive sins (2.1-12) and the embodiment of divine presence in a Galilean cornfield (2.23-28). As true high priest he makes divine presence `draw near' to God's people (1.15), where before they had to `draw near' to the Jerusalem temple. The hypothesis that Jesus thought he was Israel's long-awaited eschatological high priest resolves otherwise intractable problems in historical Jesus scholarship. This is Part 1 of a two-part essay.
DOI 10.1177/1476869006064873
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : High Priest
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Messiah
Pericopes Psalms 110
Daniel 7,13
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