Category Archives: Intertextuality

Donald Juel on Pre-Christian Messianic Passages in the Old Testament

Donald Juel here identifies Old Testament passages considered as messianic even before the time of Christ.  In saying this, is speaking a biblical scholar on behalf of the scholarly community. “[A]  constellation of biblical passages accepted as messianic by a … Continue reading

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Notes from “Messianic Exegesis” by Donald Juel

The following is a collection of unorganized notes taken from reading Donald Juel’s Messianic Exegesis: Christological Interpretation of the Old Testament in Early Christianity (1988). I wrote a review of the book, which can be found here. I also wrote … Continue reading

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James McGrath on the Early High Christology Club

In this post –The Early High Christology Club – James McGrath comments on Larry Hurtado’s earlier post on the subject.  I got involved in the comment thread here, for the sake of seeking to learn more precisely how Dr.McGrath himself viewed … Continue reading

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Q: What Old Testament passages prophesied the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus?

This answer first appeared here, in a dialogue with Nate and others. The Old Testament prophecies of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection do not show up in explicit form.  That is, there is no verse that says, “The Messiah shall be … Continue reading

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Larry Hurtado on Daniel Boyarin’s “How Enoch Can Teach Us About Jesus”

Here’s how this blog post (titled “Enoch & the ‘Son of Man’”) begins: In catching up on articles in journals, I came across Daniel Boyarin, “How Enoch Can Teach Us about Jesus,” Early Christianity 2 (2011): 51-76, and am provoked … Continue reading

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Revelation: An Introduction with Ian Paul

At about the 3:00 mark, the speaker is talking about genre generally and apocalyptic specifically. He points out that Mark 13:24-27 is apocalyptic language – a way of speaking that Jesus’ contemporaries would have recognized. It is a good way … Continue reading

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Don Camp Makes a Lot of Sense

Don Camp writes at Quora on the subjects of Jesus and the Bible.  I first noticed him when I saw his answer to the question “The Bible: What evidence is there that the Bible a reliable historical document?” (2) Don Camp … Continue reading

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The Bible Is About Jesus

The Scriptures Are About Christ The Old Testament (that is, the Hebrew Bible) Is About Jesus Christ – His Suffering and Glory Verses That Demonstrate How the Old Testament Speaks of Christ (Specific Examples) Verses That Indicate That the Old Testament Speaks of … Continue reading

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Martin Hengel on the Scriptures of the Earliest Christians

Martin Hengel says that these psalms are messianic:  2, 8, 22, 45, 69, 89, 118, etc.  [implying that the ones enumerated here are just a sampling]. He also says, “Alongside Isaiah, [Psalms] is the most important Christian scripture in the … Continue reading

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Old Testament Prophecies of Jesus – Josh McDowell (YouTube)

YouTube description: Josh McDowell speaks on the prophecies of Jesus that were fulfilled in the New Testament. Josh says, “There’s 333 prophecies in the Old Testament about who the coming Messiah will be.  I actually say there’s 70 major prophecies, … Continue reading

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