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Jesus as God: The New Testament Use of Theos in Reference to Jesus

ISBN: 9781606081082


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Jesus as God stands as one of the significant exegetical-theological contributions of the century. With linguistic and exegetical skill befitting his ranking as a leading international scholar, Murray J. Harris discusses the New Testament use of the Greek term theos (“God”) as a Christological title.

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  • Discusses the New Testament’s use of the Greek word theos
  • Examines individual New Testament verses in which theos may refer to Jesus
  • Answers questions about whether the Gospels meant to refer to Jesus as God
  • The Word Was God, John 1:1
  • The Only Son, Who Is God, John 1:18
  • My Lord and My God! John 20:28
  • The Church of God, Acts 20:28
  • God blessed Forever, Romans 9:5
  • Our Great God and Savior, Titus 2:13
  • The Throne of God, Psalm 45:7-8
  • The Throne of God, Hebrews 1:8-9
  • Our God and Savior, 2 Peter 1:1
  • The True God, 1 John 5:20
  • Other Texts
  • Conclusions: Theos as a Christological Title
It is difficult to imagine a more careful, comprehensive, or detailed discussion of this controversial aspect of Christology than Dr. Harris has provided. The issues are largely syntactical, and this is a field in which he has already shown his mastery. With the publication of this book, a neglected topic has at last received the attention it deserves. This is a major work of scholarship from an outstanding able scholar.

I. Howard Marshall, professor emeritus of New Testament exegesis at the University of Aberdeen

I have read Jesus as God with very great admiration. The author has shown a logical and judicious mind, a most impressive mastery of the biblical language, an exhaustive knowledge of the relevant secondary literature, as well as theological perceptiveness. I regard this as a really important contribution to New Testament scholarship, which no one who is seriously concerned with Christology can afford to ignore.

C.E.B. Cranfield, professor emeritus of theology at the University of Durham

Learned, thorough, and provoking. It treats a neglected subject in a largely convincing way. Especially important is the intensive exegesis of the discussed texts.

Martin Hengel, late emeritus professor of New Testament and early Judaism, University of Tübingen

  • Title: Jesus as God: The New Testament Use of Theos in Reference to Jesus
  • Author: Murray J. Harris
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock
  • Print Publication Date: 2008
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 379
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Jesus Christ › Divinity--History of doctrines--Early church, ca. 30-600; Bible. N.T. › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Theos (The Greek word)
  • ISBN: 9781606081082
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-11-02T22:27:13Z

Murray J. Harris is professor emeritus of New Testament exegesis and theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.


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