Here is a fascinating study that contributes much to our understanding of the Gospel tradition and, in addition, provides evidence that biblical theology is still alive and flourishing.Morna Hooker reviews the prophetic actions in the Old Testament and compares these with the way in which prophetic figures behaved in Jesus' day, in particular John the Baptist and the so-called sign prophets.She then turns to Jesus and considers those actions that can be described as prophetic signs or dramas. Hooker discusses the sign of Jonah, Jesus' refusal to perform signs, the miracles and other prophetic actions like the renaming of Simon, Jesus' eating with tax-collectors and sinners, and the prophetic signs associated with Jerusalem, reaching a climax in the Last Supper.A final chapter examines the different ways in which the four evangelists interpreted Jesus' prophetic actions.
Over a thousand million Christians today blindly accept that Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ. They produce "a thousand and one" prophecies from the Jewish Bible (the Old Testament) to prove their claim that Jesus was the Messiah promised to the Jews. Let us hold the thousand" prophecies in abeyance for a moment and examine the only unequivocal claim made by Jesus in the Gospels and examine whether he fulfilled his promise to the Jews. We must admit that the word CHRIST is not a name. It is a title. It is a translation of the Hebrew word Messiah, meaning "anointed." The Greek word for "anointed" is Christos from which we get the word Christ. Priests and kings were "anointed" when being consecrated to their office. The Holy Bible confers this title even on a heathen king CYRUS (Isaiah 45:1).
This anthology is one volume from C.J.S. Hayward's collected works. It includes an account of the Archdruid of Canterbury visiting an Orthodox Patriarch, a glimpse into the eighth sacrament, a look at not having rights, a look at a picture of evil and then a look at artwork and icons of goodness, a note on the crown of thorns we need in order to flourish, a meditation that weaves in and out of eternity and many different kinds of time, and the tale of a spiritual awakening that begins with a young man's discovery of a book of legends about King Arthur, his court, and the Holy Grail.
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This book, "The Sign of Jonah" reveals the signs the world will be given as to the second coming of the Lord. It will bring forth the resurrection of the Gentile Son as the coming great sign. The Holy Spirit will revive the entire bride and brings her into His Presence.
Matthew wrote his Gospel from his perspective as a Jew. It is with sensitivity to this perspective that Father Harrington undertakes this commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. After an introduction, he provides a literal translation of each section in Matthew's Gospel and explains the textual problems, philological difficulties, and other matters in the notes. He then presents a literary analysis of each text (content, form, use of sources, structure). Bibliographies direct the reader to other important modern studies.?This resource is very valuable in reading and understanding the Gospel of Matthew.? Saint Mary?s Press?This is a balanced, well-informed, centrist commentary, with which the reviewer usually agrees and which he can heartily recommend.? Revue Biblique
Did Jesus promise a sign before he comes for the church? What will that sign be? Can we know the day that sign will take place? Are we commanded to count the days (after that sign) until Jesus comes for the church? Are there any clues as to the year Christ returns for the church? Is it true that no one will know day and hour?