Israel's God and Rebecca's Children: Christology and Community in Early Judaism and Christianity : Essays in Honor of Larry W. Hurtado and Alan F. Segal

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Baylor University Press, 2007 - Religion - 480 pages

Israel's God and Rebecca's Children is a collection of essays written as a tribute to the lasting scholarship and friendship of Larry Hurtado (University of Edinburgh) and Alan Segal (Barnard College), two scholars who have contributed significantly to the contemporary understanding of Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. Their colleagues and friends examine a wide range of topics that have been the focus of Hurtado and Segal's research, including Christology, community, Jewish-Christian relations, soteriology and the development of early Christianity. Together these essays reconceptualize Christology and community in Judaism and Christianity and provide valuable insights into the issues of community and identity.

--James M. Hamilton Jr., Southern Seminary "Bulletin for Biblical Research"

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This helpful collection of essays is recommended for anyone interested in Christology and community in early Christianity and Judaism. This book is also available digitally from Logos Bible Software.
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Contents

How We Talk about Christology Matters
1
Mandatory Retirement Ideas in the Study of Christian Origins Whose Time Has Come to Go
25
The Most High God and the Nature of Early Jewish Monotheism
39
How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God? A Reply
55
Resurrection and Christology Are They Related?
67
Are Early New Testament Manuscripts Truly Abundant?
77
Prophetic Identity and Conflict in the Historic Ministry of Jesus
121
Pauline Exegesis and the Incarnate Christ
135
Jesus The One Who Sees God
215
The Lamb Not the Man on the Divine Throne
227
The Promise of the Spirit of Life in the Book of Ezekiel
247
Sadducees Zakokites and the Wisdom of Ben Sira
261
On the Changing Significance of the Sacred
277
Vespasian Nerva Jesus and the Fiscus Judaicus
303
Pauls Religious Experience in the Eyes of Jewish Scholars
321
Liturgy and Communal Identity Hellenistic Synagogal Prayer 5 and the Character of Early Syrian Christianity
345

Christophany as a Sign of the End
155
When Did the Understanding of Jesus Death as an Atoning Sacrifice First Emerge?
169
Discarding the Seamless Robe The High Priesthood of Jesus in Johns Gospel
183
Remembering and Revelation The Historic and Glorified Jesus in the Gospel of John
195
Anger Reconciliation and Friendship in Matthew 52126
359
Notes
371
List of Contributors
475
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David B. Capes is Associate Dean of Biblical & Theological Studies and Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. His books include Old Testament Yahweh Texts in Paul's Christology (Mohr Siebeck, 1992), The Footsteps of Jesus in the Holy Land (Steimatsky, 1999), The Last Eyewitness: The Final Week (Thomas Nelson, 2006), and Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters and Theology (InterVarsity, 2007). He serves as the senior theological review editor for THE VOICE, a joint project of Thomas Nelson and Ecclesia Bible Society. Since the early 1990s he has been active in interfaith dialogue in Houston and co-hosts a radio show called A Show of Faith on TALK RADIO 950 KPRC Houston.

April D. DeConick is the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University (Houston, Texas). She specializes in early Christian history and theology, noncanonical Gospels, and gnostic and mystical traditions. Her books include Seek to See Him: Ascent and Vision Mysticism in the Gospel of Thomas (1996); Voices of the Mystics: Early Christian Discourse in the Gospels of John and Thomas and Other Ancient Christian Literature (Sheffield Academic, 2001); Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas: A History of the Gospel and Its Growth (T. & T. Clark, 2005); and The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation, with Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel (T. & T. Clark, 2006). She has also edited the collection of papers, Paradise Now: Essays on Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism (SBL, 2006).

Helen K. Bond studied at the Universities of St Andrews, Durham and Tübingen. She is Senior Lecturer in New Testament Language, Literature and Theology at the University of Edinburgh, where she has taught since 2000. She is interested in the historical, political and social background to the gospels, particularly the passion narratives, and the life (and execution) of Jesus of Nazareth. Her publications include Pontius Pilate in History and Interpretation (SNTSMS 100; Cambridge University Press, 1998) and Caiaphas: Friend of Rome and Judge of Jesus? (Westminster John Knox, 2004).

Troy A. Miller is Dean and Assistant Professor of Bible & Theology in the School of Bible & Theology at Crichton College (Memphis, TN). He holds a PhD in New Testament Language, Literature, and Theology from the University of Edinburgh and specializes in late Second Temple Judaism, Paul, and early Christian identity formation. His thesis is entitled The Emergence of the Concept of Heresy in Early Christianity and he serves as a theological review editor for THE VOICE project (Thomas Nelson).

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