Jewish Feasts and the Gospel of John

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Oct 1, 2007 - Religion - 96 pages
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"John situates certain events in Jesus' ministry specifically during four Jewish festival seasons: Sabbath, Passover, Tabernacles, and Dedication. According to John, Jesus replaces these feasts in his special relationship to the Father, making them obsolete. The Book of Signs [John 1:19-12:50], is important for this study because it is here that John explores the significance of Jesus in light of the symbolism of the Jewish feasts. . . . We will therefore focus our discussion predominately on the Book of Signs, pointing out in the course of our study where the festival motifs are resumed in the Book of Glory [John 13:1-20:31]."
--from the Introduction
 

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Contents

Editors Note
9
Time in the Ancient Near East
28
a Sabbath in the Hebrew Bible
31
b Sabbath in John 51147
39
e Summary
46
b Passover during the Time of Jesus
57
John 6 464
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Tabernacles
70
a Dedication in l and 2 Maccabees
83
Select Bibliography
93
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Gale A. Yee is currently Professor of Hebrew Bible at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author of 'Poor Banished Children of Eve: Woman as Evil in the Hebrew Bible'; 'Composition and Tradition in the Book of Hosea'; and a commentary, "The Book of Hosea," The New Interpreters Bible, Vol. VII; as well as many articles and essays. She is the editor of 'Judges and Method: New Approaches in Biblical Studies', which is now in its second edition, and general editor of 'Semeia Studies'.

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