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The Messiah in the Old and New Testaments (Mcmaster New Testament Studies) [Paperback]

By Stanley E. Porter (Editor)
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Pages   268
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 6.37" Height: 0.73"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2007
Publisher   WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
ISBN  0802807666  
EAN  9780802807663  


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When the ancients discussed "Messiah," what did they picture? Did it refer to a stately figure to rule, a militant to rescue, or a term to describe a variety of roles held by many? While Christians have traditionally equated the word with Jesus, the discussion is far more complex. The Messiah in the Old and New Testament is the culmination of that discussion. In this excellent collection Stanley Porter has gathered a host of experts to address the questions surrounding the concept of messiah, in order to clarify what it means to call Jesus "messiah." Divided into two parts" writers who preceded or surrounded the New Testament and writers of the New Testament" and followed by a complete response to both sections from Craig A. Evans, any student of the New Testament will find this book a useful tool for sparking further discussion and understanding the past.

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When the ancients talked about "messiah," what did they picture? Did that term refer to a stately figure who would rule, to a militant who would rescue, or to a variety of roles held by many? While Christians have traditionally equated the word "messiah" with Jesus, the discussion is far more complex. This volume contributes significantly to that discussion. Ten expert scholars here address questions surrounding the concept of "messiah" and clarify what it means to call Jesus "messiah." The book comprises two main parts, first treating those writers who preceded or surrounded the New Testament (two essays on the Old Testament and two on extrabiblical literature) and then discussing the writers of the New Testament. Concluding the volume is a critical response by Craig Evans to both sections. This volume will be helpful to pastors and laypersons wanting to explore the nature and identity of the Messiah in the Old and New Testament in order to better understand Jesus as Messiah.

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More About Stanley E. Porter

Stanley E. Porter Stanley E. Porter is president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, and coauthor of Fundamentals of New Testament Greek, acompanion to this volume.

Andrew W. Pittsis assistant professor of biblical studies at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix."

Stanley E. Porter currently resides in Hamilton, Ontario. Stanley E. Porter was born in 1956 and has an academic affiliation as follows - McMaster Divinity College, Canada McMaster University, Ontario McMaste.

Stanley E. Porter has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology
  2. Biblical Languages: Greek
  3. IVP Bible Dictionary
  4. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement (Hardcover
  5. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
  6. Library of Pauline Studies
  7. McMaster New Testament Studies
  8. Pauline Studies
  9. Sheffield Reader
  10. Society of Biblical Literature Symposium
  11. Spectrum Multiview Book
  12. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism (Formerl


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Better in the New Testament than in the Old  Jul 24, 2008
This books is the transcribing of a Canadian lecture series on the Messiah in both testaments and in the intertestamental and apocryphal writings (including the Qumran literature).

I was disappointed to hear Tremper Longman and Mark Boda say that there were no OT texts that were originally intended to refer to a Messiah. Craig Evans' reply rightly reminds them about Genesis 49:10, but there were many other potentially messianic texts that were completely ignored. How can there be a discussion about the Messiah in the Old Testament without a detailed discussion of Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 11:1-10, 34:1-4, 42:1-4, 52:13-53:12, Daniel 9:24-27, and Ezekiel 37?

I. H Marshall on Matthew and Mark and Stanley Porter on the Lukan writings were solid and workmanlike (as they usually are), and their essays salvaged what was potentially a disappointing and tepid book.
 
From William B. Eerdmans  Oct 31, 2007
When the ancients talked about "messiah," what did they picture? Did that term refer to a stately figure who would rule, to a militant who would rescue, or to a variety of roles held by many? While Christians have traditionally equated the word "messiah" with Jesus, the discussion is far more complex. This volume contributes significantly to that discussion. Ten expert scholars here address questions surrounding the concept of "messiah" and clarify what it means to call Jesus "messiah." The book comprises two main parts, first treating those writers who preceded or surrounded the New Testament (two essays on the Old Testament and two on extra-biblical literature) and then discussing the writers of the New Testament. Concluding the volume is a critical response by Craig Evans to both sections. This volume will be helpful to pastors and laypersons wanting to explore the nature and identity of the Messiah in the Old and New Testament in order to better understand Jesus as Messiah.
 

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