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Death of Jesus in Matthew : Innocent Blood and the End of Exile (Hardcover) (Catherine Sider Hamilton)

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The Society for New Testament Studies monograph series presents specialized research into all aspects of New Testament textual and historical culture, taking a range of approaches. This is widely recognized as the most authoritative and prestigious forum for serious scholarly publication in the area, and series books are highly regarded by biblical scholars the world over. The series has been published by Cambridge since 1965, and now contains more than 150 titles

In this book, Catherine Sider Hamilton introduces a new lens through which to view the death of Jesus in Matthew. Using the concept of "innocent blood," she situates the death of Jesus within a paradigm of purity and pollution, one that was central in the Hebrew Scriptures and early Judaism from the Second Temple to the rabbis. Hamilton traces the theme of innocent blood in Matthew's narrative in relation to two Jewish traditions of interpretation, one (in Second Temple literature) reflecting on the story of Cain and Abel; the other (chiefly in rabbinic literature) on the blood of Zechariah. "Innocent blood" yields a vision that resists the dichotomies (intra-muros versus extra-muros, rejection versus redemption) that have characterized the debate, a vision in which both judgment and redemption --- an end of exile --- may be true. "Innocent blood" offers a new approach not only to the meaning of Jesus' death in Matthew but also to the vexed question of the Gospel's attitude toward contemporary Judaism
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Catherine Sider Hamilton
Language: English
Street Date: June 30, 2017
TCIN: 51556596
UPC: 9781107110519
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-5468
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