Torn Veil Hardback

Matthew's Exposition of the Death of Jesus

by Daniel M. Gurtner (bethel College And Seminary, Minnesota);

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Torn Veil

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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 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.

1. Introduction; 2. Veils in the Old Testament; 3. Functionality and identity in the ‘veil of the temple’; 4. The veil in Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism; 5. Matthew’s temple and Jesus’ death: hermeneutical keys to the rending of the veil; 6. Analysis of the Matthean velum scissum pericope; 7. Conclusion: Matthew’s velum scissum - retrospect and prospect.

Torn Veil by Daniel M. Gurtner (bethel College And Seminary, Minnesota) was published by Cambridge University Press in December 2006 and is our 49961st best seller. The ISBN for Torn Veil is 9780521870641.

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Details for Torn Veil

Author / Artist
Book Formathardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (December 2006)
Number of Pages320
Thickness22 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1007809
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