Later New Testament Writings and Scripture, The: The Old Testament in Acts, Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles and Revelation

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This is the third and final book in an informal set on the New Testament's use of the Old Testament, written by a recognized authority on the topic. The work covers several New Testament books that embody key developments in early Christian understanding of Jesus in light of the Old Testament. This quick and reliable resource orients students to the landscape before they read more advanced literature on the use of the Old Testament in later writings of the New Testament. The book can be used as a supplemental ...
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The Later New Testament Writings and Scripture: The Old Testament in Acts, Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles and Revelation

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Overview

This is the third and final book in an informal set on the New Testament's use of the Old Testament, written by a recognized authority on the topic. The work covers several New Testament books that embody key developments in early Christian understanding of Jesus in light of the Old Testament. This quick and reliable resource orients students to the landscape before they read more advanced literature on the use of the Old Testament in later writings of the New Testament. The book can be used as a supplemental text in undergraduate or seminary New Testament introductory classes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801048531
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Moyise (PhD, University of Birmingham) is professor of New Testament at the University of Chichester in Chichester, England. He is the author of Paul and Scripture and Jesus and Scripture. His other books include The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation, The Old Testament in the New, and Evoking Scripture: Seeing the Old Testament in the New.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii

Abbreviations x

Introduction 1

The Gospels 5

1 Acts and Scripture 6

Introduction 6

Salvation for Jews and Gentiles 7

Christ's death, resurrection and exaltation 12

Christ's death 12

Christ's resurrection 15

Typological interpretation 17

Christ's exaltation 18

Christological titles and functions 19

Lord and Messiah 19

Servant 21

Son of God 23

Prophet like Moses 24

Cornerstone 25

Judgement 25

Historical summary 30

Major interpretations of Acts and Scripture 34

Acts and the songs of David 34

Acts and Isaiah 36

Conclusion 39

2 1 Peter and Scripture 42

Introduction 42

1 Peter and the Psalms 42

1 Peter and Isaiah 45

1 Peter and Proverbs 53

1 Peter and the law 54

Leviticus 19.2 54

In the days of Noah 55

The Enoch literature 56

1 Peter 1.10-12 57

Conclusion 59

3 Jude, 2 Peter and James and Scripture 62

Introduction 62

Jude 63

2 Peter 67

Noah, Lot and Balaam 67

Other scriptural references 70

The canon of Scripture 71

James 72

Justification by works 75

Wisdom 78

Prophets 80

4 Hebrews and Scripture 81

Introduction 81

Hebrews 1.5-14 82

Hebrews 2.6-13 87

Psalm 95.7-11 in Hebrews 3-4 90

Introductory formulae in Hebrews 92

High Priest like Melchizedek in Hebrews 5.5-7.28 92

Psalm 110 in Hebrews 94

Jeremiah 31.31-34 in Hebrews 8-10 95

Hebrews 10.19-39 99

Habakkuk 2.3-4 in Hebrews 10.37-38 100

The cloud of witnesses in Hebrews 11 102

Philo on Cain and Abel 103

Miscellaneous quotations in Hebrews 12-13 106

Conclusion 109

5 Revelation and Scripture 111

Introduction 111

God, Jesus and the Spirit 112

The inaugural vision (Revelation 1.12-18) 116

The throne vision (Revelation 4-5) 118

Dragon, beast and false prophet 126

Judgements and disasters 128

Witness and struggle 131

Final salvation 133

The millennium 136

The New Jerusalem 137

Conclusion 139

Excursus: the Letters of John and Scripture 142

Cain and Abel 143

Other allusions 143

6 Conclusion 145

Appendix: Index of quotations in the later writings of the New Testament (UBS) 150

Notes 152

Select bibliography 170

Index of biblical references 173

Index of authors and subjects 181

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