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The theme of temple christology in John's gospel

Author: Stephen T Um
Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark, 2006.
Series: T & T Clark library of biblical studies; Library of New Testament studies, 312.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most scholars have interpreted water as a symbol for revelation. This thesis argues against that pervasive view. It not only recognizes the strong Jewish association of water and Spirit with the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen T Um
ISBN: 9780567042248 0567042243
OCLC Number: 67374669
Description: xv, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chap. 1. The various scholarly interpretations of John 4:1-26 --
1. Survey of the various interpretations of John 4:1-26 --
a. Various types of interpretations --
Historical-biographical --
Symbolical (allegorical) --
Salvation-historical (sacramental) --
Reader-response criticism --
Betrothal type scene --
Christological (soteriological) --
b. Interpretations of the symbol of water --
Water as a symbol for revelation (Teaching/Torah/Wisdom) --
Water as a symbol for the life-giving Spirit --
c. Interpretations of the Spirit --
Spirit as human spirit --
Spirit as the revealer --
End-time new creational Spirit --
Chap. 2. Water: A life-giving symbol in early Jewish literature (c. 2nd century BCE to 1st century CE) --
1. Literal usage --
2. Figurative usage --
3. Water as an element of judgment --
4. Water as a cleansing agent --
5. Life-giving restoration usage --
a. Edenic motif --
Comparison of early Jewish and Old Testament Garden of Eden traditions --
The theme of life in the Garden of Eden --
References (and materials) representing life with water as the source of life --
b. Water as a heavenly gift of life --
Early blessings of life --
End-time blessings --
Chap. 3. The concept of Spirit in early Jewish literature --
1. 'Spirit of prophecy' effecting charismatic revelation --
'Spirit of prophecy' effecting charismatic wisdom --
'Spirit of prophecy' effecting prophetic speech --
'Spirit of prophecy' effecting worship and praise --
Spirit and power --
a. Creative power --
4 Ezra 6:39-41 --
Judith 16:13-14 --
b. Power and transformation-empowerment to do battle --
c. Power effecting ethical behaviour --
d. Eschatological spirit of new life --
e. Creative breath of life (and new creative breath of new life) --
Chap. 4. Thematic analysis of John 4:6-26 --
1. Does living water refer to revelation (Torah/Wisdom) or is it a symbol representing life? --
a. Water as a symbol for revelation (Torah/Wisdom)? --
b. Water as a symbol leading to life --
Water as an eschatological, new creational blessing --
2. Water and the Edenic motif --
Old Testament background --
Development of a Temple Christology in John in light of the Jewish understanding of water and the garden/temple motif --
3. Why this life-giving symbol represents the Spirit --
2. What does it mean to worship in Spirit and truth? --
a. Various interpretations of the Spirit in Jn. 4:20-24 --
b. End-time new creational Spirit --
What is meant by 'God is Spirit'? --
What does it mean to worship in Spirit and in truth? --
3. Developing the theme of worship and Temple Christology --
Chap. 5. Conclusion.
Series Title: T & T Clark library of biblical studies; Library of New Testament studies, 312.
Responsibility: Stephen T. Um.

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