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Isaiah's Christ in Matthew's Gospel

Richard Beaton

Isaiah's Christ in Matthew's Gospel

Richard Beaton

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Matthew's Jesus is typically described as the humble, compassionate messiah. This book argues that this is, however, only half the story. Matthew's theologically rich quotation of Isaiah 42.1-4, traditionally considered one of the four servant songs, underscores that manifest in Jesus' powerful message and deeds, particularly his healings and inclusion of the marginalized, is the justice that was thought to accompany the arrival of the kingdom of God. The study explores modifications to the text-form of the Isaianic citations, their relationship to the surrounding context, and the rhetorical force of the final form. It argues that the quotations are bi-referential, functioning on both a narrative and theological level, and also explores the issues surrounding the troublesome 'extraneous' content. It arrives at the conclusion that this citation was central to Matthew's understanding of Jesus' life and mission. All totalled, this study offers a refreshing exploration of Matthew's high, ethical Christology.

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About "Isaiah's Christ in Matthew's Gospel"

Matthew's Jesus is typically described as the humble, compassionate messiah. This book argues that this is, however, only half the story. Matthew's theologically rich quotation of Isaiah 42.1-4, traditionally considered one of the four servant songs, underscores that manifest in Jesus' powerful message and deeds, particularly his healings and inclusion of the marginalized, is the justice that was thought to accompany the arrival of the kingdom of God. The study explores modifications to the text-form of the Isaianic citations, their relationship to the surrounding context, and the rhetorical force of the final form. It argues that the quotations are bi-referential, functioning on both a narrative and theological level, and also explores the issues surrounding the troublesome 'extraneous' content. It arrives at the conclusion that this citation was central to Matthew's understanding of Jesus' life and mission. All totalled, this study offers a refreshing exploration of Matthew's high, ethical Christology.
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Meet the Author

Richard Beaton

RICHARD BEATON is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in the School of Theology.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface; List Of Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. History Of Research; 3. Texts And Early Jewish Exegesis; 4. Isaianic Formula Quotations In Matthew; 5. Isaiah 42.1-4 Within The Context Of Matthew 11-13; 6. The Christological Contribution Of Isaiah 42.1-4; 7. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index Of Passages; Index Of Modern Authors; Index Of Subjects.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 198804
  • Product Code 0521818885
  • EAN 9780521818889
  • Pages 260
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Nov 2002
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.480kg

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