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Bibil Identifier bibil:222585
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Glory on the Mountain: The Episode of the Transfiguration of Jesus
Author Puig i Tàrrech, Armand
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 151-172 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Presidential Address of the SNTS 2011 Meeting, held in Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, USA). Preparation of the English version of the French original: Dr. John Elwolde (United Bible Societies); translation of footnotes by Dr. Roberto Martínez (Puerto Rico).
Abstract The starting point of the transfiguration of Jesus is the choice of Jesus himself. He had announced a destiny of suffering and death and, then, was faced with rejection of his words by his disciples, especially Peter. Now, they must know by themselves what ‘God's views’ are. The fundamental issue is whether Jesus' announcement really corresponds to the divine will. The answer will come from heaven: the disciples will be the privileged witnesses of the transfiguration granted to Jesus. He will appear as a heavenly figure, flanked by Moses and Elijah and thus preceding them. Peter would like to honour the three figures and prolong the wonderful vision making three dwelling-places, which recall the heavenly dwellings. But he does not realize that Jesus had announced a tragic destiny that falls within God's design. So, God has to speak. After the cloud will cover the three heavenly figures, the divine voice will address the disciples making it clear to them who Jesus is (God's Son) and what they must do (listen to Jesus, namely, accept his announcement of suffering and death).
DOI 10.1017/S0028688511000373
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Transfiguration
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