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From prophecy to testament : the function of the Old Testament in the New

The theology of the New Testament is indebted to, and is a reflection of, major Old Testament themes, images, and language, because the New Testament authors wrote in the context of the Old Testament and the rich Jewish tradition of the study and interpretation of scripture. A group of ancient Jewish writers provided the Christian church with its Old Testament Greek text (the Septuagint) and provided Aramaic translations (the Targums) for some of the writers of the New Testament. This group also produced many works that, whether intentionally or not, offered interpretations, expansions, and explanations of difficult or obscure Old Testament passages that influenced the New Testament authors. From Prophecy to Testament opens with a basic overview of past work on the development of New Testament theology, and then offers a superb collection of essays exploring the numerous ways in which New Testament writers were formed and informed by the biblical and extrabiblical literature of the Israelite people of the Second-Temple period. - Publisher
Print Book, English, ©2004
Hendrickson Publishers, Peabody, Mass., ©2004
xx, 280 pages ; 24 cm
9781565637658, 1565637658
From prophecy to testament: an introduction / Craig A. Evans
From Aramaic paraphrase to Greek testament / Bruce Chilton
The Aramaic Psalter and the New Testament: praising the Lord in history and prophecy / Craig A. Evans
Immanuel: virgin birth proof text or programmatic warning of things to come (Isa 7:14 in Matt 1:23)? / Rikki E. Watts
The Gospels and the text of the Hebrew Bible: Micah 5:1 (Matt 2:6) in Tatian's Diatessaron / Robert F. Shedinger
Torah, life, and salvation: Leviticus 18:5 in early Judaism and the New Testament / Simon J. Gathercole
The significance of signs in Luke 7:22-23 in the light of Isaiah 61 and the Messianic Apocalypse / Michael Labahn
No one has ever seen God: revisionary criticism in the Fourth Gospel / A.J. Droge
The Festival of Weeks and the story of Pentecost in Acts 2 / James C. VanderKam
Stephen's speech (Acts 7) in its exegetical context / James L. Kugel
Hagar between Genesis and Galatians: the stony road to freedom / Brigitte Kahl
The culpability of Eve: from Genesis to Timothy / Gary A. Anderson
From prophecy to testament: an epilogue / James A. Sanders