Was the Birth of Jesus According to Scripture?
This book focuses on the question that will be of most interest to readers: Was the Birth of Jesus according to Scripture? It sets the scene by outlining the debate between those who think that Matthew and Luke devised their...
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This book focuses on the question that will be of most interest to readers: Was the Birth of Jesus according to Scripture? It sets the scene by outlining the debate between those who think that Matthew and Luke devised their narratives on the basis of specific Old Testament texts and those who think the Gospel narratives have determined the choice and meaning of those texts. It helps the reader engage with the material by beginning with the least controversial topics (Jesus was preceded by a forerunner and was of the house of David), then moving on to the importance of particular places in the narrative (Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Egypt, Nazareth) and the historical evidence for associating Jesus with them, before ending with the most controversial topics (virgin birth and slaughter of the innocents).
Steve Moyise (Ph.D., University of Birmingham) is professor of New Testament at the University of Chichester. He is author of The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation; The Old Testament in the New and Evoking Scripture: Seeing the Old Testament in the New. He is also coeditor with Maarten Menken of a series exploring the way particular Old Testament books are used in the New Testament, including Psalms in the New Testament; Isaiah in the New Testament; Deuteronomy in the New Testament, and The Minor Prophets in the New Testament.
Most recently he has produced Jesus and Scripture and Paul and Scripture: Studying the New Testament Use of the Old Testament.