The Christological Witness Function of the Old Testament Characters in the Gospel of John (Paternoster Biblical Monographs Series)
This book investigates the narrative function of the Old Testament characters in the Gospel of John. The fascinating thesis is that the Hebrew characters in John's narrative uniformly function as a witness for the messianic identity of Jesus. The Jewish...
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This book investigates the narrative function of the Old Testament characters in the Gospel of John. The fascinating thesis is that the Hebrew characters in John's narrative uniformly function as a witness for the messianic identity of Jesus. The Jewish scriptural traditions (Hebrew and intertestamental ones) are compared to shed light on John's indebtedness for its formation of his Christology. A compelling argument ensues, which informs our understanding, not only of the Gospel itself, but also of Jesus Christ revealed in the Gospel.
"Dr Ahn's thorough and careful study represents a solid contribution, from which many will benefit. All serious interpreters of the Johannine witness will want to refer to this work."
- Mark A. Seifrid, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA
Born and raised in South Korea, Dr. S. Michael Ahn immigrated to the United States in 1997 for further theological education. He pastored churches in Kentucky and Texas, when he was pastoring a small church in Arlington, Texas experienced a substantial revival.
From 2009 through 2012, he was an adjunct professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Ahn's research interests include the synoptic problem, the Gospel of John, the relationship between the New and the Old Testaments, the messianism in the second temple period, and the Biblical Greek language.
He is also serving on the translation committee for the Oxford English Version. This newly translated Bible from the original languages will be distributed to the chaplains and armed forces in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Ahn's passion extends beyond academia to the mission field, especially in the French speaking West Africa. Since 2011, he has been academic dean of American Theological Institute, which seeks to evangelize Western Africa through training pastors and planting churches in the region.
He and his wife, Judy, have a daughter. They like to spend time together in the scenic places of Southern California.