The Messiah in the Old and New Testaments

I. Howard Marshall, Stanley E. Porter, Tremper Longman III, Mark J. Boda, Al Wolters, Loren T. Stuckenbruck, Tom Thatcher, Stephen Anthony Cummins, Cynthia Long Westfall, and Craig A. Evans

The Messiah in the Old and New Testaments
The Messiah in the Old and New Testaments

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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.

  • Contents
  • Introduction : the Messiah in the Old and New Testaments - Stanley E. Porter
    • Old Testament and related perspective
    • The Messiah : explorations in the Law and Writings - Tremper Longman III
    • Figuring the future : the Prophets and Messiah - Mark J. Boda
    • The Messiah in the Qumran documents - Al Wolters
    • Messianic ideas in the apocalyptic and related literature of early Judaism - Loren T. Stuckenbruck
  • New Testament perspective
    • Jesus as Messiah in Mark and Matthew - I. Howard Marshall
    • The Messiah in Luke and Acts : forgiveness for the captives / Stanley E. Porter
    • Remembering Jesus : John's negative Christology - Tom Thatcher
    • Divine life and corporate Christology : God, Messiah Jesus, and the covenant community in Paul - S. A. Cummins
    • Messianic themes of temple, enthronement, and victory in Hebrews and the General Epistles - Cynthia Long Westfall
    • The Messiah in the Old and New Testaments : a response - Craig A. Evans
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.


Mark J. Boda S. A. Cummins Craig A. Evans Tremper Longman III I. Howard Marshall Stanley E. Porter Loren T. Stuckenbruck Tom Thatcher Cynthia Long Westfall Al Wolters

Pages: 268
Publisher: Eerdmans
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 0802807666
ISBN-13: 9780802807663

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