Jesus In The Targums

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Jesus In The Targums

Author : Tov Rose
ISBN : 1523680334
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John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Most people do not realize that the Apostle John was actually using terminology familiar to 1st Century Jewish people. It was familiar, because it was language read in the Targums in the Synagogue every week. What John was doing by stating his first sentence in the manner was very similar to the technique used at the time (and today in some Orthodox Jewish sects), whereby one person would recite the first verse of a Psalm, and the students (or members of the Synagogue), would begin to recite the rest of the Psalm. Jesus did this as is recorded in the New Testament. The hearers should have understood to recite the entirety of Psalm 22 in response, "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?'" Matthew 27:46 Using this technique, John the Apostle, was calling on Jewish familiarity with the Aramaic Tagums and calling them to apply what they learned from the Targums about The Word of the Lord, to Yeshua/Jesus himself. This study is simply highlighting all of those passages that would have been read in the Synagogue throughout the course of a year in 1st Century Judaism, calling attention to the passages mentioning The Word of the Lord. Jewish theology of the period understood that The Word of the Lord was a "lesser Yahweh." In other words, he was the God who interacted with humanity and creation directly, performing miracles, signs and wonders and simply speaking to humans. The "Greater Yahweh" was understood to exist in the Heaven. The "lesser Yahweh" did the will of and spoke the words of the "Greater Yahweh." This is the theological and social context of the 1st Century Jewish mind that first encountered the Apostle John's words: John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This work is a side-by-side comparison of passages in the various Targums showing that "The Word of the Lord" was considered an important person of the Godhead in the understanding of Judaism predating 3 AD/CE.

The Jewish Targums And John S Logos Theology

Author : John L. Ronning
ISBN : 1598563068
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At the beginning of his gospel, John refers to Jesus Christ as the logos - the "Word." Scholars have long debated the writer's use of the term and its meaning for his understanding of Christ. Some suggest that the designation is imported from Greek thinking through the Jewish philosopher Philo. Others contend that the logos is drawn from the Old Testament where God's word is personalized. Ronning makes a case that the Jewish Targums - interpretive translations of the Old Testament into Aramaic that were read in the synagogues in Palestine where John grew up - hold the key to understanding John's concept of logos. Examining numerous tests in the Fourth Gospel in light of the Targums, Ronning shows how connecting the logos with the Targumic concept of memra clarifies a host of theological themes that run throughout the Gospel, including Jesus' "I am" sayings, the designation of Jesus as the "Son of Man," the meaning of Jesus' going to "prepare a place" for his followers, and Jesus' role as bridegroom and lawgiver. Heavily referenced to original documents and contemporary scholarship, Ronning's impressive work will be welcomed by researchers in ancient language and New Testament studies. Includes modern author, ancient sources, and subject indices.
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Studying The Historical Jesus

Author : Bruce David Chilton
ISBN : 9004111425
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This coordinated collection of studies provides important critical assessments of recent progress in Life of Jesus research. Topics treated include Jesus and Palestinian politics, the parables and miracles of Jesus, and the Jesus tradition in extracanonical sources.
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Jesus And His Contemporaries

Author : Craig A. Evans
ISBN : 0391041185
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This book offers several points of comparison between Jesus and his approximate contemporaries. It concludes that Jesus is not a Cynic of Stoic philosopher but a charismatic prophet who was recognized as Messiah through whom the Kingdom of God would appear. This publication has also been published in hardback (no longer available).
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Targum And New Testament

Author : Martin McNamara
ISBN : 316150836X
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The relevance of the Targums (Aramaic translations of the Hebrew Bible) for the understanding of the New Testament has been a matter of dispute over the past three hundred years, principally by reason of the late date of the Targum manuscripts and the nature of the Aramaic. The debate has become more focused by reason of the Qumran finds of pre-Christian Aramaic documents (1947) and the identification of a complete text of the Palestinian Targum of the Pentateuch in the Vatican Library (Codex Neofiti, 1956). Martin McNamara traces the history of the debate down to our own day and the annotated translation of all the Targums into English. He studies the language situation (Aramaic and Greek) in New Testament Palestine and the interpretation of the Scriptures in the Targums, with concepts and language similar to the New Testament. Against this background relationships between the Targums and the New Testament are examined. A way forward is suggested by regarding the tell-like structure of the Targums (with layers from different ages) and a continuum running through for certain texts.
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Author : Edward Schillebeeckx
ISBN : UOM:39015005871119
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History Of The Jewish People In The Age Of Jesus Christ

Author : Emil Schürer
ISBN : 0567022420
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Critical presentation of the whole evidence concerning Jewish history, institutions, and literature from 175 BC to AD 135; with updated bibliographies.
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Jesus And Isaac

Author : James Swetnam
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037408163
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Jesus Christ

Author : Edmond de Pressensé
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The Targums

Author : Paul V.M. Flesher
ISBN : 9789004217690
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This remarkable survey introduces critical knowledge and insights that have emerged over the past forty years, including targum manuscripts discovered this century and targums known in Aramaic but only recently translated into English. Prolific scholars Flesher and Chilton guide readers in understanding the development of the targums; their relationship to the Hebrew Bible; their dates, language, and place in the history of Christianity and Judaism; and their theologies and methods of interpretation.
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The Life Of Jesus

Author : David Friedrich Strauss
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The Theological Significance Of Jesus Temple Action In Mark S Gospel

Author : Emilio G. Chávez
ISBN : IND:30000085753287
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This work brings together a nuanced exegesis, developed in conversation with concurrent and divergent voices. Topics include Jesus' exorcizing activity and 'exousia' over the accepted religious practices.
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