Matthew2 - Matthew2 RN101 I Introduction Tradition blurs...

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Matthew2, RN101, March 24, 2008 I Introduction: Tradition blurs the distinctions between individual gospels, harmonizes/homogenizes them. Example on Good Friday, “Seven Last Words from the Cross.” In RN101, we want to treat the Gospels as distinct, observe that Jesus is not same figure times four, but that each portrayal of him presents a different theological understanding. Think of this as continuation of practice in TANAK, where we have two completely different creations stories which have quite distinctive theological things to say about who God is and how God acts. In Gospels, we have different notions of “Christology”: understandings of who he is. Low vs. high, emphasis on his humanity or his divinity Son of Man, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (MT or Son of God (John), “It is finished,” “Before Abraham was, I AM.” II First emphasis today is on how the early followers of Christ read the Hebrew Bible (i.e. TANAKH)? In translation (Greek Septuagint [LXX], Aramaic Targum) As an extended foreshadowing of Jesus. As an intricate puzzle of hidden meanings pertaining to Christ and his life According to Typology: . Type (Hebrew Bible character or episode, seen as prophetic)
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