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Major Themes of Jesus' Life

Major Themes in the Evangelists’ Portrait of Jesus’ Theology: The Kingdom and the Uniquely Authoritative One in Act and Word

    1. The Event of Submitting to Baptism- Identifying with John the Baptist’s Message and Being Identified by the Divine Voice

      Josephus, Antiquities 18.116-119

      1QS 8.14; 9.19-20

    2. The Event of the Temptation- Showing The Opponent and the Qualification of the One Sent as Son

    3. Teaching: The Kingdom of God as God’s Dynamic Rule and Vindication of the Righteous Both Now and Yet to Come

      1 Enoch 9:4-5; 12:3; 25; 27:3; 81:3

      Assumption of Moses 7–10

      Psalms of Solomon 17–18

      2 Baruch 36-40

      1QS 3–4

      Sib Or 3:796-808

      2 Bar 70:2-8

      4 Ezra 6:24; 9:1-12; 13:29-31

      1QM 12:9; 19:1-2

      2 Macc 1:24-29

      Psalms of Solomon 17–18

      1 Enoch 37–71

      4 Ezra 7:28-29; 12:32-34; 13:26

      Eighteen Benedictions

      Sirach 23:1, 4 LXX

      3 Macc 6:3, 8

      Wis 14:3

    4. Titles, Teaching, and Actions: Who Is Jesus?

    Titles

      Josephus, Antiquities 8.45-46

    Teaching and Actions

      4QPrNab 1.4 (= 4Q 242)

      b Ned 41a

      CD 11:13-14

      m Shab 18.3

      B Sanh 43a

      T. Dan 5:3

      T Isaachar 5:2; 7:6

      Philo, Spec Leg 2.63

      b Shab 31a

      1 Enoch 90:28-30, 4

      Benediction 14

    5. The Community of the New Era: The Calling of Those who Respond

    6. The Vindication to Come: Warning to Israel, Inclusion of Gentiles, and The Return of the Son of Man to Judge the World.

      1 Enoch 10:4; 103:8

      Jubilees 7:29

      Ps Sol 14:9; 15:10

    7. The Final Week: A Dispute over Authority Leads to the Cross , Resurrection, and Seating with Authority to God’s Right Hand

Related Topics: Christology