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The Lord's Anointed: Interpretation of Old Testament Messianic Texts

The Lord's Anointed: Interpretation of Old Testament Messianic Texts


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At the heart of the earliest Christian self-understanding, explicit or implicit in much Christian use of the Old Testament, and crucial for Christian theology and interpretation, the concept of 'messiah' in the Old Testament has, however, been eclipsed by the pursuit of other goals in the Old Testament studies. Few recent sustained treatments have appeared from any school of thought.
The Lord's Anointed aims to redress the balance. It also recognizes that the study of this topic must always be contemporary: Old Testament studies have changed dramatically in recent years, giving rise to new challenges as well as new opportunities for Christian reading of it.

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ISBN-13: 9781610979740
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/17/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Philip Satterthwaite is an Affiliated Lecturer in Oriental Studies at the University of Cambridge; Richard Hess, Reader in Old Testament at the Roehampton Institute. London; and Gordon Wenham, Principal Lecturer in Old Testament, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education.

Table of Contents

Editors' Preface x

1 Messianic Interpretation of the Old Testament in Modern Context J. Gordon McConville 1

2 Messianic Ideology in the Book of Genesis T. Desmond Alexander 19

3 David in the Books of Samuel: A Messianic Expectation? Philip E. Satterthwaite 41

4 The Messiah in the Book of Kings Iain W. Provan 67

5 Messianism and Messianic Prophecy in Isaiah 1-12 and 28-33 Daniel Schibler 87

6 The Servant of the Lord in the 'Servant Songs' of Isaiah Gordon P. Hugenberger 105

7 The King in the Book of Isaiah Richard Schultz 141

8 Bringing Back David: Ezekiel's Messianic Hope Daniel I. Block 167

9 Models of Prophetic Prediction and Matthew's Quotation of Micah 5:2 Philip P. Jenson 189

10 'Left in Hell'?: Psalm 16, Sheol, and the Holy One Philip S. Johnston 213

11 The Perfect King of Psalm 72: An Intertextual Enquiry Knut Heim 223

12 Messianic Elements in the Chronicler's Work Brain Kelly 249

13 Messianic Themes in Zechariah 9-14 Iain Duguid 265

14 Messianic Mysteries Martin J. Selman 281

Author Index 303

Scripture Index 311

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"The great advantage of the present collection of essays is that (unlike many previous treatments of the messianic passages in the Old Testament) books and texts are treated here by different scholars, who are therefore able to draw out the riches of their material in its own terms without moving too quickly to synthesize all the data into a single picture As a result, this collection informs the reader's journey from the Old Testament to the New, rather than simply reading the New back into the Old."

H.G.M. Williamson, Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Oxford

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