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Bibil Identifier bibil:227367
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Soldiers' Inscription and the Angel's Word
Title (English, ) The Significance of "Jesus" in Matthew's Titulus
Author Ferda, Tucker S.
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 55, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 221–231 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article defends the rarely encountered suggestion that Matthew’s insertion of “Jesus” in the titulus (27:37) recalls the word of the Angel to Joseph: “You will call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” (1:21). The reading has precedent in the work of John Gill but is altogether absent from Matthew commentaries and mentioned only in passing in a select few exegetical studies. The structure of Matthew’s gospel, components of his form and style, the narrative shape of his crucifixion scene, and his attempt to associate the death of Jesus with the forgiveness of sins, all suggest that “Jesus” on the titulus is more significant than hitherto realized. Like the fulfillment of Scripture in the casting of lots and the words of mockery from the passersby, the inscription unwittingly witnesses to Jesus as the Savior of his people.
DOI 10.1163/15685365-12341427
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Matthew
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Passion
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : King
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Title (Heading)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Christology
Pericopes Matthew 27,37
Matthew 1,21
Terms Ἰησοῦς ιησους
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