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

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

by J. Gordon McConville, T. Desmond Alexander, Philip E. Satterthwaite, Daniel Schibler, Gordon P. Hugenberger, Richard Schultz, Daniel I. Block, Philip P. Jenson, Philip S. Johnston, Knut Martin Heim, Brian E. Kelly, and Iain M. Duguid

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Pages 330
Publisher Wipf & Stock
Published 2012
ISBN-13 9781610979740
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.

  • Contents
  • Editors' Preface
  • Messianic interpretation of the Old Testament in modern context - J. Gordon McConville
  • Messianic ideology in the book of Genesis - T. Desmond Alexander
  • David in the books of Samuel: a messianic expectation? - Philip E. Satterthwaite
  • Messiah in the book of Kings - Iain W. Provan. Messianism and messianic prophecy in Isaiah 1-12 and 28-33 - Daniel Schibler
  • Servant of the Lord in the "servant songs" of Isaiah - Gordon P. Hugenberger
  • King in the book of Isaiah - Richard Schultz
  • Bringing back David: Ezekiel's messianic hope - Daniel I. Block.
  • Models of prophetic prediction and Matthew's quotation of Micah 5:2 - Philip P. Jenson
  • "Left in hell"? Psalm 16, Sheol, and the Holy One - Philip S. Johnston
  • Perfect king of Psalm 72: an intertextual inquiry - Knut Heim
  • Messianic elements in the chronicler's work - Brian Kelly
  • Messianic themes in Zechariah 9-14 - Iain Duguid
  • Messianic mysteries - Martin J. Selman
  • Author index
  • Subject index

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