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Bibil Identifier bibil:238036
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Matthew's Titulus and Psalm 2's King on Mount Zion
Author Ferda, Tucker S.
Journal Journal of Biblical Literature (Volume: 133, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 561-581 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Origen, Augustine, Aquinas, and others thought that the titulus crucis was an ironic divine decree that recalled Ps 2:6: "I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill." Although this reading is no longer mentioned in modern commentaries on Matthew, this article attempts to demonstrate that it is, in fact, quite plausible, given larger Matthean themes. The argument begins by suggesting that Matthew's passion narrative and crucifixion scene frequently recall the enthronement scenario in Ps 2:6–8—including the opposition to God and God's Messiah in vv. 1–3. Then it suggests that Matthew makes the crucifixion the climax of the opposition to Jesus as described in Psalm 2 and shapes the titulus into an ironic proclamation of the kingship of Jesus. The article thus concludes that Origen's proposed linkage between Psalm 2 and Matthew's inscription can be defended intratextually, if not intertextually.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Matthew
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Intertextuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Messianic Secret
Pericopes Psalms 2
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