The Great High Priest
The Temple Roots of Christian Liturgy
By (author) Margaret Barker
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Great High Priest by Margaret Barker
Book DescriptionMargaret Barker has been researching and writing about the Jerusalem temple for over twenty years. Many of her studies have remained unpublished. Here for the first time her work on the roots of Christian liturgy has been brought together.Whereas most scholarship has concentrated upon the synagogue, Margaret Barker's work on the Jerusalem temple contributes significantly to our understanding of the meaning and importance of many elements of Christian liturgy which have hitherto remained obscure. This book opens up a new field of research.The many subjects addressed include the roots of the Eucharist in various temple rituals and offerings other than Passover, the meaning of the holy of holies and the Christian sanctuary, the cosmology of temple and church, the significance of the Veil of the Temple for understanding priesthood and Incarnation, the Holy Wisdom and the Mother of God, angels and priesthood, the concept of unity, the high priestly tradition in the early church and evidence that Christianity was a conscious continuation of the temple.All scholars and students whose interest encompasses the origins of Christian (and Orthodox) liturgy, the Old Testament, early Christianity, Jewish Christian relations, Platonism and the origins of Islam will find this book a hugely rewarding source of information and new ideas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780567089427
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Imprint: T.& T.Clark Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 21-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Margaret Barker
Unconquered Land' and Other Old Testament Essays, Hardback (April 2013)
This final book published in the series collects together for the first time in English translation a selection of essays on central themes and texts in Old Testament criticism and exegesis by Rudolf Smend, one of the world's most eminent senior scholars in the field.
Mother of the Lord, Paperback (September 2012)
Margaret Barker traces the veneration of the Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament and a female deity in the first Jewish temple.
Creation, Paperback (November 2009)
Contributes a characteristically Christian voice to contemporary theological debates on the environment. This book deals with such arguments as, 'But the New Testament says nothing about this', and establishes the general principles of a Christian view of Creation.
Christmas, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Margaret Barker
Explores the nature of the Christmas stories and the nature and use of Old Testament prophecy. Beginning with John's account, this book includes Luke and Matthew, the apocryphal gospels, and the traditions of the Coptic Church, to throw light upon wise men and their gifts, the character of Herod, and Matthew's use of prophecy.
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Author Biography - Margaret Barker
Margaret Barker is a former President of the Society for Old Testament Study, and author of numerous works, including The Older Testament, The Lost Prophet, The Gate of Heaven, The Great Angel.
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