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The torn veil : Matthew's exposition of the death of Jesus

Author: Daniel M Gurtner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2007.
Series: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies), 139.
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In this 2006 text, Daniel M. Gurtner examines the meaning of the rending of the veil at the death of Jesus in Matthew 27:51a by considering the functions of the veil in the Old Testament and its symbolism in Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism. Gurtner incorporates these elements into a compositional exegesis of the rending text in Matthew. He concludes that the rending of the veil is an apocalyptic assertion like  Read more...
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Title: The torn veil : Matthew's exposition of the death of Jesus /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel M Gurtner
ISBN: 9780511261503; 0511261500; 0511259735; 9780511259739; 052187064X; 9780521870641; 0511260938; 9780511260933
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-268) and indexes.
Content: Introduction -- Veils in the Old Testament -- Functionality and identity of the "Veil of the Temple" -- The veil in Second Temple and rabbinic Judaism -- Matthew's Temple and Jesus' death : hermeneutical keys to the rending of the veil -- Analysis of the Matthean velum scissum pericope -- Conclusion : Matthew's velum scissum : retrospect and prospect.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 297 pages).
Contents: Introduction -- Veils in the Old Testament -- Functionality and identity of the "Veil of the Temple" -- The veil in Second Temple and rabbinic Judaism -- Matthew's Temple and Jesus' death : hermeneutical keys to the rending of the veil -- Analysis of the Matthean velum scissum pericope -- Conclusion : Matthew's velum scissum : retrospect and prospect.
Responsibility: Daniel M. Gurtner.
Genre/Form: Electronic books.
Commentaries.
Commentaires.
Additional Physical Format: Print version: Gurtner, Daniel M. Torn veil. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2007 (DLC) 2006029203 (OCoLC)71552152
Year: ©2007.
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press,
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: BS2575.53; Dewey No.: 226.2/06
Series: Society for New Testament Studies monograph series ;; Number: 139; Variation: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies) ; 139.
OCLC No.: 162144592

Abstract:

In this 2006 text, Daniel M. Gurtner examines the meaning of the rending of the veil at the death of Jesus in Matthew 27:51a by considering the functions of the veil in the Old Testament and its symbolism in Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism. Gurtner incorporates these elements into a compositional exegesis of the rending text in Matthew. He concludes that the rending of the veil is an apocalyptic assertion like the opening of heaven revealing, in part, end-time images drawn from Ezekiel 37. Moreover, when the veil is torn Matthew depicts the cessation of its function, articulating the atoning role of Christ's death which gives access to God not simply in the sense of entering the Holy of Holies (as in Hebrews), but in trademark Matthean Emmanuel Christology: 'God with us'. This underscores the significance of Jesus' atoning death in the first gospel.
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Review of the hardback: 'Gurtner has produced an extremely valuable study that clarifies many of the issues that revolve around this small but highly significant detail in the Matthean text.' The Read more...

 
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