When Will These Things Happen?: A Study of Jesus as Judge in Matthew 21-25

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This study seeks to allow Matthew's carefully constructed presentation ofJesus to be given full weight in the modern evaluation of Jesus' eschatology.Careful analysis of the text of Matthew 2125 reveals Jesus to be standingfirmly in the Jewish prophetic and wisdom traditions as he proclaims andenacts imminent judgment on the Jewish authorities, then boldly claims thecentral role in the final and universal judgment.
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Overview

This study seeks to allow Matthew's carefully constructed presentation ofJesus to be given full weight in the modern evaluation of Jesus' eschatology.Careful analysis of the text of Matthew 2125 reveals Jesus to be standingfirmly in the Jewish prophetic and wisdom traditions as he proclaims andenacts imminent judgment on the Jewish authorities, then boldly claims thecentral role in the final and universal judgment.
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Alistair Wilson is a minister of the Free Church of Scotland. He has taught New Testament at Highland Theological College in Dingwall, Scotland, and currently serves as Principal of Dumisani Theological Institute in South Africa.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Survey of literature 7
Studies of Jesus' view of judgement : Jesus proclaims that eschatological judgement lies in the imminent future 8
Jesus does not proclaim future eschatological judgement 23
Studies of Matthew's view of Jesus and judgement 37
Ch. 3 Problems raised and methodology 45
Ch. 4 Matthew 21-25 : the limits of the text and the context of the gospel 66
Ch. 5 Jesus the judge in Matthew : as prophet 81
Ch. 6 Jesus the judge in Matthew : as sage 175
Ch. 7 Conclusion 248
Jesus the judge : performer of prophetic acts of judgement 248
Jesus the judge : proclaimer of Meshalim of judgement against Jewish leaders 249
Jesus the judge : proclaimer of prophetic woes against Jewish leaders 249
Jesus the judge : prophetic predictor of national catastrophe 250
Jesus the judge : prophetic proclaimer of eschatological judgement 250
Jesus the judge as prophet and sage 250
Is Matthew's Jesus 'non-eschatological'? 251
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