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Bibil Identifier bibil:227172
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Kingship-Cross Interplay in the Gospel of John
Title (English, ) Jesus' Death as Corroboration of His Royal Messiahship
Author Leung, Mavis M.
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 95180
Place 226.5.08
Publishing house Wipf & Stock
Place Eugene, Oregon
ISBN 978-1-61097-242-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
222 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Notes With a Foreword by I. Howard Marshall.
Abstract The Fourth Gospel asserts that Jesus is king and Messiah and underscores the royal status of Jesus especially in the passion narrative. There is a recent tendency in Johannine scholarship to divorce Jesus' kingship from his messiahship, on account of the dearth of explicit Davidic references in this Gospel. Against the currents of this scholarly tendency, the present study holds together the notions of Jesus' kingship and messiahship in a scrutiny of the literary-theological contribution of Jesus' death to the Johannine assertion that the crucified Jesus is Israel's Messiah-King. In probing the complex interplay of Jesus' messianic kingship and his death (the kingship-cross interplay), this study seeks to gain insights into the significance and function of the cross in the Johannine construction of a crucified Messiah-King. While there is much literature on the individual topic of Jesus' death or (messianic) kingship, discussion of the interrelation of these two motifs is largely limited to the materials in the trial and crucifixion accounts. This dissertation expands the scope of investigation in order to comprehensively scrutinize the entailments of the kingship-cross link in the entire Fourth Gospel. Textual examination concentrates on these Gospel passages that contain a kingship-cross interaction--the Nathanael account in 1:43-51, the temple account in 2:13-22, the Nicodemus account in 3:1-21, the shepherd discourse in 10:1-21, the account of Jesus' entry in Jerusalem in 12:12-19, and the passion narrative in 18:28-42. While analyzing the cross motif's interplay with the royal-messianic themes in these passages, the present study pays close attention to the biblical backgrounds of these themes and the extra-biblical Jewish traditions that hold potential to illuminating the royal-messianic subject under scrutiny. This study argues that the Johannine articulation of Jesus' death constitutes a corroboration to authenticate the royal-messianic identity of the crucified Jesus. More specifically, this articulation validates the crucified Jesus' royal messiahship by correlating the ramifications of Jesus' death with certain Jewish royal-messianic expectations and by identifying him as the kingly Messiah promised in the Scripture.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Messiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Christology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Messiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Cross
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Gospel of John
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