Messiah and Exaltation: Jewish Messianic and Visionary Traditions and New Testament Christology

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Andrew Chester focuses on Jewish messianic hope, intermediary figures, and visionary traditions of human transformation, particularly in the Second Temple period, and analyzes their significance for the origin and development of New Testament Christology. He brings together five previously published essays on these themes: these include two long chapters, one on Jewish messianic and mediatorial traditions in relation to Pauline Christology, the other on messianism and eschatology in early Judaism and Christianity, plus one on messiah and Temple in Sibylline Oracles 3-5. Two further essays, on the significance of Torah in the messianic age, and on resurrection, transformation and early Christology, have been extensively revised. There are also three substantial new chapters, all of which engage closely with recent scholarly debate. The first, on the origin of Christology, argues for the significance of Jewish visionary traditions of human transformation for understanding how 'high' Christology came about at such an early stage within the New Testament. The second discusses the complex questions of the definition, scope and nature of Jewish messianism, especially in relation to the Hebrew Bible and the more-recently available Qumran evidence, and their significance for the New Testament. The third is concerned with what Paul means by the 'law of Christ', and the wider issues raised by this.
 

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Introduction
1
Christology and Transformation
13
Conclusion
119
Further Jewish Texts
144
Conclusion
188
Primary Evidence
205
Messianism Temple and Torah
297
Conclusion
324
Conclusion
496
Paul
513
Justin and Irenaeus
521
Conclusion
533
The Law of Christ and the Law of the Spirit
537
Themes at Issue
569
The Law of Christ in Pauline Context
582
The Law of Christ and the Law of Moses
592

Pauline Christology
382
Eschatology and Messianic Hope
397
Christian Texts
423
Messiah and Temple in the Sibylline Oracles
471
Jerusalem Temple and Centre of the Earth
488

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Andrew Chester, Born 1948; 1966-69 studied Semitic Languages at Oxford; 1970-72 Theology at Cambridge; 1973-76 PhD studies at Cambridge; since 1994 Fellow, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge; since 2008 University Reader in Early Jewish and Christian Thought, University of Cambridge.

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