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Author Nkhoma, Jonathan S

Title Significance of the Dead Sea scrolls and other essays : Biblical and early Christianity studies from Malawi / Jonathan S. Nkhoma
Published Oxford : Mzuni Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (200 pages)
Series Mzuni books ; no. 12
Mzuni books ; no. 12
Contents Cover; Copyright page; Title page; Contents; Abbreviations for Qumran Literature; Preface; Chapter One -- Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls: History andPractice of the Qumran Community; Introduction; The History of the Qumran Community; The Practical Religious Life of the Qumran Community; The Biblical Exegesis of the Qumran Community; The Exegetical Practice; Conclusion; Chapter Two -- Significance of the Ddead Sea Scrolls: Theologyof the Qumran Community; Introduction; I. Dualism; II. Eschatology; III. Sacramental Aspects; IV. Messianic Expectations; V. The End-Time and the After-Life
Chapter Eleven -- Ignatius: Martyrdom or Suicide? A Study inLight of His Letter to the Romans
Chapter Seven -Table Fellowship in the Gospel of LukeIntroduction; Meals in the Greco-Roman World; Luke 5:27-32: The Meal at the House of Levi; Jesus' First Meal at a Pharisee's Invitation, Luke 7:36-50; A Second Meal at a Pharisee's Invitation, Luke 11:37-54; Jesus' Third Meal with a Pharisee, Luke 14:1- 24; Conclusion; Chapter Eight -Acts as History in Ancient Historiography; Introduction; Acts in Current Debate; Historiography in Antiquity; Luke-Acts, Josephus and Historiography; The Preface in Luke-Acts and Josephus; Speeches in Luke-Acts and Josephus
Luke-Acts, Josephus as Jewish HistoriographyOther Historiographical Aspects; Conclusion; Chapter Nine -- History of the Johannine Community: Its Possibility and Legitimacy; Literary Confirmation of a Historical Portrait; Historical Reconstruction of the Johannine Community; Textual Evidence for a Johannine Community; Conclusion; Chapter Ten -Water as Revelatory Symbol in John 1-12; Introduction; Water as Symbol of Transformation by the Spirit; Water as Symbol of the Revelatory Truth Embodied in Jesus; Conclusion
New Testament Presuppositions in Old Testament InterpretationConclusion; Chapter Five -- Discipleship in Matthew: A Redaction -- Critical Study; Introduction; Sermon on the Mount; The Mission Discourse; Matthean Redaction of the Central Markan Discipleship Section; The Healing Miracles; The Great Commission; Conclusion; Chapter Six -""Love Your Enemies"": A Study of Luke 6:27-36; Introduction; Textual Context; ""Love"" and ""Enemy"" in the History of Ancient Israel; Love and Enemy in the New Testament Context; The Command to Love Enemies in the History of Interpretation; Conclusion
VI. Language and Thought: Some Common Theological ConceptsConclusion; Chapter Three -The Old Testament and Jewish Hermeneutics; Introduction; The Text-Form of Old Testament Quotations; 1. Textual Variations in Old Testament Quotations; 2 The Problem of the First Century Biblical Text; 3 Jewish Literary Methods and Exegetical Practices in First CenturyAD; Conclusion; Chapter Four -- New Testament Exegesis of theOld Testament; Midrash; Midrash in the New Testament; Pesher; Allegory; Allegory in the New Testament; Typology; Typology in the New Testament; Fulfilment of Predictive Prophecy
Summary Jonathan Nkhoma, in this scholarly collection of essays, enriches the reader with different interesting windows on how one can unearth the riches contained in some of the New Testament writings. The first two essays underscore the importance of placing the New Testament in a proper context and attempt to construct this context by discussing the historical background and the theological understanding of the Qumran Covenanters as derived from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Jonathan Nkhoma treats many aspects touching the proper interpretation of the New Testament writings. For example, he shows how the sacramental rituals of washing and eating together in the Qumran Community add meaning to the same rituals carried over to the New Testament. The significance of table fellowship is treated in greater depth in a subsequent essay. Throughout the various essays the question of the historicity of the various texts is treated in a succinct way and the author is able to come to some helpful conclusions drawing on the previous work of many well know scholars. The later essays tackle the very difficult question of martyrdom and Jonathan Nkhoma delves into the history of two particular cases in order to shed light on this difficult subject. All essays are written in impeccable English which flows in an easy style. This collection of essays would be invaluable to anyone who would wish to make a serious study of the New Testament writings
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Subject Dead Sea scrolls -- Relation to the New Testament.
Dead Sea scrolls.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789990800371 (electronic bk.)
9990800375 (electronic bk.)