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Bibil Identifier bibil:220836
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Matthew and Psalms of Solomon's Messianism
Title (English, ) A Comparative Study in First-Century Messianology
Author Willitts, Joel
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 22, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 27-50 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The idea that Matthew's messianism is significantly different from the one found in Pss. Sol. 17 is commonplace. Most often, one will find it stated in almost an axiomatic fashion with a waving of the hand toward the militaristic perspective of Psalms of Solomon as sufficient evidence to make the point. While there can he no doubt that Matthew's messianism evinces differences from that of Psalms of Solomon's, such an overly simplistic assessment appreciates neither the number and depth of similarities of perspective between the two messianologies nor their implications. This article will show that Matthew's messianism stands in close affinity with much in the other expressly Davidic conception of messianism in first-century Judaism, namely, Psalms of Solomon, although representing a new, creative moment in the reception history of biblical expectations related to the Messiah.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Matthew
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Messiah
Pericopes Psalms of Solomon 17
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