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"A MAN IN SUFFERING, ACQUAINTED WITH THE BEARING OF SICKNESS". THE NEW TESTAMENT RECEPTION OF ISA 52–53 AS A READING OF THE LXX
“A MAN IN SUFFERING, ACQUAINTED WITH THE BEARING OF SICKNESS”THE NEW TESTAMENT RECEPTION OF ISA 52–53 AS A READING OF THE LXX

Author(s): Korinna Zamfir
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Universitatea Babes-Bolyai - Centrul de Studii Biblice
Keywords: reception of Isaiah 52–53; LXX; New Testament; Christology; paraenesis; apotropaic death; humiliation-exaltation

Summary/Abstract: New Testament authors use mostly the Greek version of Isaiah 52–53 for various purposes. The perspective on Jesus’ ministry is broad. The few passages that address the meaning of his death envisage mainly the apotropaic function or build on the humiliation-exaltation scheme. In this early stage of reception, the relevant passages from Isa 53 are not quoted. This is partly due to the particularities of the LXX-translation, which eliminates a number of details that could sustain the idea of vicarious suffering and atonement. Beside the Christological-soteriological inter¬pretation of Jesus’ ministry and/or suffering, the quotes serve ethical-paraenetical purposes or address the scope and reception of the gospel.

  • Issue Year: XI/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 112-136
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: English