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

Author: Daniel M Gurtner
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2007.
Series: Society for New Testament Studies., Monograph series ;, 139.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comentarios
Named Person: Jesucristo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel M Gurtner
ISBN: 052187064X 9780521870641
OCLC Number: 954804883
Description: 297 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The state of the discussion --
A new approach --
Functionality and identity of the "veil of the Temple" --
The veil in the 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.
Series Title: Society for New Testament Studies., Monograph series ;, 139.
Responsibility: Daniel M. Gurtner.

Abstract:

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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