God's Equal: What Can We Know About Jesus' Self-Understanding? - The Library of New Testament Studies (Paperback)
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God's Equal: What Can We Know About Jesus' Self-Understanding? - The Library of New Testament Studies (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 28/03/2013
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In this book Sigurd Grindheim argues that Jesus implicitly claimed to be God's equal and that his claim to be God's son must be understood in this light. The argument unfolds through analysis of the gospel accounts regarding Jesus' claims to inaugurate the Kingdom of God, his understanding of his miracles, his forgiveness of sins, his expectation to be the ultimate judge of all the world, his claim to speak with an authority that matches that of the Mosaic law, the absolute demands he made to his disciples, and his appropriation for himself of metaphors that in the Scriptures of Israel were exclusively used of YHWH. Furthermore Grindheim traces these claimes back to the Historical Jesus. Through a comprehensive examination of the primary sources, Grindheim argues that Jesus' claims go beyond the claims made on behalf of human and even angelic beings within Second Temple Judaism. Jesus presents himself in a role that in a Jewish context was reserved for YHWH.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567600523
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
God's Equal is a welcome contribution to the field of NTstudies in general and Historical Jesus/Christological studies in particular.Grindheim succeeded in challenging many things that I have always taken forgranted. -- Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
'Grindheim cracks open the question about exactly how "high" the Christology of the Synoptics goes, and...I think he is taking us up to the right heights!'-Review in Euangelion
Summarized. * New Testament Abstracts *

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