'The book of the genesis of Jesus Christ' : the purpose of Matthew in light of the incipit / Craig A. Evans
Mark, Elijah, the Baptist and Matthew : the success of the first intertextual reading of Mark / Mark Goodacre
Reading Zechariah and Matthew's Olivet discourse / Clay Alan Ham
From history to myth and back again : the historicizing function of scripture in Matthew 2 / Thomas R. Hatina
Plotting Jesus : characterization, identity and the voice of God in Matthew's Gospel / Michael P. Knowles
The king as shepherd : the role of Deutero-Zechariah in Matthew / John Nolland
Matthew's atomistic use of scripture : Messianic interpretation of Isaiah 53.4 in Matthew 8.17 / Lidija Novakovic
Matthew's intertexts and the presentation of Jesus as healer-messiah Andries G. van Aarde
Scribal methods in Matthew and Mishnah Abot / Lawrence M. Wills.
This collection of essays is the second volume in a projected series of five volumes that gather together recent research by leading scholars on the narrative function of embedded Jewish scripture texts (quotations or allusions) in early Christian Gospels. While the contributors employ a diverse range of methods, their research is directed towards considering the function of embedded scripture texts in the context of the Gospels as self-contained narratives written and read/heard in their early Christian settings. The essays are arranged according to their appropriate methodological categories. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Cover; Editorial Board; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I PROLEGOMENA;
Chapter 1 RECENT STUDIES OF MARK''S USE OF SCRIPTURE: A METHODOLOGICAL SURVEY;
Chapter 2 A NARRATIVE, HISTORICAL, AND THEOLOGICAL APPROACH: METHODOLOGICAL ASSUMPTIONS AND AIMS;
Chapter 3 MARK''S IDEOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW: THE REALIZATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD; Part II READING SCRIPTURE IN MARK''S STORY WORLD;
Chapter 4 PREPARING THE WAY FOR THE KINGDOM: EXODUS 23.20; MALACHI3.1 AND ISAIAH 40.3 IN MARK 1.2-3.
Chapter 5 IDENTIFYING THE COMMUNITY OF THE KINGDOM: ISAIAH 6.9-10 IN MARK 4.12
Chapter 6 THE HERMENEUTIC OF THE KINGDOM: ISAIAH 29.13 IN MARK 7.6-7;
Chapter 7 IDENTIFYING THE KING OF THE KINGDOM: PSALM 118.26 IN MARK 11.9;
Chapter 8 THE VINDICATION OF THE KINGDOM: ISAIAH 13.10; 34.4; DANIEL 7.13; ZECHARIAH 2.10 AND DEUTERONOMY 30.4 IN MARK 13.24-27; CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
In this book the author explores how contexts determine the meaning of embedded scripture texts in the Gospel of Mark. Many historical critics base their readings on a context that is external to MarkAes story world, be it a reconstructed socio-religious setting of the evangelist, a Jewish exegetical tradition or some earlier stage in the development of the gospel. What is common to these readings is the neglect for the context of the story world- the very context in which scripture quotations and allusions are embedded. The author proposes a method of reading these embedded texts that is sensitive to the story world, though not at the expense of the historical setting in which the gospel was written. Jesus' announcement in 1:15 concerning the kingdom of God serves as the point of entrance into Mark's story world. (source: Nielsen Book Data)