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The Zion Traditions and the Aims of Jesus : Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series - Kim Huat Tan

The Zion Traditions and the Aims of Jesus

Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series

Hardcover Published: 27th May 2011
ISBN: 9780521580069
Number Of Pages: 292

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This book provides an exciting re-interpretation of the sayings and actions of Jesus. Setting him firmly in the context of first-century Judaism, it asks how important the city of Jerusalem and the theological traditions centred on it were to Jesus. At this time, Zion had become 'the symbol of the life, beliefs and hopes of all Jews'. Those Jews who expected the coming of a messianic Davidic king assumed that he would reign from Zion. Dr Tan argues that, as a prophet, Jesus was attracted inevitably to the city of Zion. Skilfully integrating what Jesus is recorded to have said with what he is recorded to have done in the last weeks of his life, Dr Tan suggests that an understanding of the importance to Jesus of the Zion traditions not only helps us to understand the unifying aim behind Jesus's ministry, but also provides us with the key to the riddle of who Jesus thought he was.

The Background
Zion in the first and second temple periods
The Sayings
The attraction of Jerusalem (I)
The attraction of Jerusalem (II)
'To gather Jerusalem' (Q. 13.34-5)
The Actions
Jesus in Jerusalem (I)
Jesus in Jerusalem (II)
The last supper
Jesus and the Zion traditions
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ISBN: 9780521580069
ISBN-10: 0521580064
Series: Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 27th May 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.52