The Torn Veil
Matthew's Exposition of the Death of Jesus
By (author) Daniel M. Gurtner
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Torn Veil by Daniel M. Gurtner
Book DescriptionIn this 2006 text, 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521870641
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This World and the World to Come, Hardback (October 2011)
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The rending of the veil in Matthew 27:51a is explained in this 2001 text, with reference to ancient Jewish texts.
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Author Biography - Daniel M. Gurtner
Daniel M. Gurtner is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary.
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