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The Way of the Lord: Christological Exegesis of the Old Testament in the Gospel of Mark

, 2004
ISBN: 9780567082664


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The New Testament’s messianic interpretation of the Old is an important key to its theology. This book examines the way the author of the Gospel of Mark uses the Old Testament to convey the identity of Jesus. Joel Marcus examines in detail several important Markan passages which use the Old Testament. His central thesis is that Mark’s Old Testament usage follows paths already made by Jewish exegesis, particularly apocalyptic reinterpretations of Old Testament texts. Giving such eschatological exegesis his own characteristic twist, Mark presents Jesus as God’s true Messiah who brings the prophesied victory in eschatological holy war. Unlike the Jewish War against Rome in A.D. 66-72, however, the holy war portrayed by Mark is not fought with conventional weapons but won through the apocalyptic event of Jesus’ death and resurrection. This thoroughly documented and closely argued study is an important contribution to our understanding of the Gospel of Mark.

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  • Title: The Way of the Lord: Christological Exegesis of the Old Testament in the Gospel of Mark
  • Author: Joel Marcus
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Print Publication Date: 2004
  • Logos Release Date: 2008
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Jesus Christ › Person and offices; Bible. N.T. Mark › Relation to the Old Testament; Bible. O.T. › Relation to Mark
  • ISBNs: 9780567082664, 0567082660
  • Resource ID: LLS:WAYOFLORD
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T03:41:32Z

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Joel Marcus teaches New Testament with an emphasis on the Gospels and the context of early Christianity in first-century Judaism. His publications include two monographs on Mark and the first part of a two-volume commentary on the same Gospel in the Anchor Bible series (Doubleday, 2000, 2009). His current research focuses on the parting of the ways between ancient Judaism and the Christianity of the first three centuries A.D.


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