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By Steve Moyise

This selection of papers from contributors of the 'Use of the previous testomony within the New testomony' seminar (held at St Deinid's, Hawarden, Wales) has been commissioned to honour its retiring chairperson, J.L. North. It comprises contributions via Michael Goulder (Isaiah 61), Joel Marcus (Matthew), Maurice Casey (Christology), George Brooke (Parables), Judith Lieu (John), Peter Doble (Acts), Morna Hooker (Philippians), John O'Neill (Galatians), Ivor Jones (2 Thessalonians), Martin Menken (Matthew) and Steve Moyise (Intertextuality). BLURB AS REWRITTEN by way of PRD eleven JANUARY 2000: it truly is popular, yet no longer constantly preferred that the 'Bible' of the earliest Christians was once the previous testomony. How did the recent testomony writers justify their religion within the risen Messiah from those Jewish scriptures? during this booklet, distinct biblical students provide solutions to those questions, either commonly phrases and from particular examples. below evaluate come person New testomony writers (Matthew, Paul, John) and critical subject matters (the Anointed One, monogamy and divorce), whereas an important passages equivalent to John eleven, Isaiah sixty six and Revelation 12 are placed lower than the microscope. This assortment demonstrates the ingenuity and power of early Christian scriptural exegesis, and provides the reader an up-to-the-minute photo of the newest examine in a single of the critical problems with New testomony literary and theological study.

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