Jesus According to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels

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While noting how details of the canonical presentation of Jesus relate to first-century Palestinian culture, Jesus according to Scripture is not a historical study of Jesus. Instead, it seeks to show the coherent portrait of Jesus that emerges from the Gospels, a portrait that is rooted in history and yet has produced its own historical and cultural impact.

Bock begins with a brief overview of each Gospel, surveying its structure, themes, authorship, setting, and date. He then ...

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Overview

While noting how details of the canonical presentation of Jesus relate to first-century Palestinian culture, Jesus according to Scripture is not a historical study of Jesus. Instead, it seeks to show the coherent portrait of Jesus that emerges from the Gospels, a portrait that is rooted in history and yet has produced its own historical and cultural impact.

Bock begins with a brief overview of each Gospel, surveying its structure, themes, authorship, setting, and date. He then offers a detailed, unit-by-unit examination of Jesus as portrayed in the Synoptic Gospels, followed by an analysis of Jesus portrayal in John. He finishes with a summary of the themes found throughout the Gospels, thus unifying them into a cohesive portrait.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780851112886
  • Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 704

Meet the Author

Darrell L. Bock (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is research professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of many books, including the two-volume commentary on Luke in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series and Studying the Historical Jesus.
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Table of Contents

Gospel References by Unit 7
Preface 15
Introduction 17
List of Abbreviations 19
Part 1 The Four Gospels: Distinctive Voices 23
1. Overviews of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John 25
Part 2 Jesus according to the Synoptists 45
2. The Birth and Childhood of Jesus: The Hope of Promise (Matt. 1-2; Luke 1-2) 51
3. The Backdrop to Jesus' Ministry: John the Baptist, Jesus' Baptism and Temptations (Matt. 3:1-4:11; Mark 1:1-13; Luke 3:1-4:13) 77
4. The Initial Portrait of Jesus' Galilean Ministry: Teaching, Healing, and Controversy (Matt. 4:12-25; Mark 1:14-3:19a; Luke 4:14-6:16) 92
5. Jesus' Teaching on Relating to God and Others: The Sermon on the Mount and the Sermon on the Plain (Matt. 5:1-7:29; Luke 6:20-49) 124
6. More Galilean Ministry: Miracles, Mission to the Outcasts, and Discipleship in the Face of Opposition (Matt. 8:1-12:50; Luke 7:1-8:3; Mark 3:19b-35) 156
7. From Kingdom Teaching to Confession: How the Disciples Began to Understand Jesus (Matt. 13:1-16:12; Mark 4:1-8:26; Luke 8:4-9:17) 198
8. Confession and Prediction: The New Reality--Part 1 (Matt. 16:13-18:35; Mark 8:27-9:50; Luke 9:18-50) 229
9. Toward Jerusalem: The New Reality--Part 2 (Luke 9:51-18:14) 248
10. Continuing toward Jerusalem: Ministry in Judea and Final Lessons (Matt. 19:1-21:9; Mark 10:1-11:10; Luke 18:15-19:44) 297
11. The Passion Week: Controversy, Prediction of Judgment and Return, Trial, Death, and Resurrection (Matt. 21:10-28:20; Mark 11:11-16:8; Luke 19:45-24:53) 317
Part 3 Jesus according to John 407
12. Introducing Jesus in John's Gospel: The Word Incarnate and the First Witnesses--John the Baptist and the Disciples (John 1) 409
13. The Book of Signs: Before the Hour (John 2-12) 423
14. The Book of Glory: The Farewell Discourse and the Johannine Passion Account--The Hour Has Come (John 13-21) 491
Part 4 A Theological Portrait of Jesus 559
15. Major Themes in the Evangelists' Portrait of Jesus' Theology: The Kingdom and the Uniquely Authoritative One in Act and Word 561
Selected Bibliography 649
Index of Subjects 657
Index of Modern Authors 667
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writings 671
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