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New Testament concept of witness by Allison A. Trites

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Eng.], New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Witness bearing (Christianity) -- Biblical teaching,
  • Witnesses -- Biblical teaching

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAllison A. Trites.
SeriesMonograph series - Society for New Testament studies ; 31, Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies) ;, 31.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBS2545.W54 T74
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 294 p. ;
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4882301M
ISBN 100521210151
LC Control Number76011067

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The author argues that the idea of witness is a live metaphor in the New Testament, to be understood in terms of the Old Testament legal assembly, though the Greek lawcourts are also relevant. The witness theme is developed in a sustained way in John, Acts and Revelation, and is also used in the Synoptic Gospels, the Pastoral and General Author: Alison A. Trites. The witness terminology of secular Greek --The witness terminology of the Septuagint --The use of controversy in the Old Testament --The controversy in Isaiah --The idea of witness in other Jewish writings --The witness terminology of the New Testament --The concept of witness in the Fourth Gospel --The concept of witness in the Book of. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Society for New Testament Studies Monograph: The New Testament Concept of Witness 31 by Allison A. Trites (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! The biblical concept of testimony or witness is closely allied with the conventional Old Testament legal sense of testimony given in a court of law. Linguistically, the biblical term principally derives from the Hebrew yaad, ud, anah [ h"n'a ] and Greek marturein [ marturevw ] word groups; conceptually, it broadly influences the thought.

The legal concept of witness found in the Old Testament is continued in the New Testament. This aspect of witness, as well as new ones, is covered by only one Greek word, martureo, and its many derivatives. The legal sense of witness/testimony occurs in the synoptics during the trial of Jesus (Matthew ; Mark ; Luke ).   For the majority, the New Testament is a closed and unfamiliar book because it is identified with the age-long persecution of the Jewish people in the name of Christianity. Because most Jews believe that the New Testament promotes anti-Semitism, they think there could be nothing in it which could sustain Jewish life and values. Larkin and Williams have compiled several essays from different theologians (mostly affiliated with Columbia Seminary) to examine the New Testament book by book. In a nutshell, this book takes you on a thorough overview of the New Testament, studying it through the lens of what it has to say about God's definition of missions and the role of Cited by: Word Studies from the New Testament As “another” testament, the Book of Mormon is not a different covenant but rather an enduring description of the one eternal order of things that accords with our Father’s plan for mankind. The New Testament Concept of Witness (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, ), p. 8.

Another part of Life-Study of the Bible The Conclusion of the New Testament (1): God, Christ, and the Spirit (1), The Conclusion of the New Testament (2) Author: Witness Lee. WITNESS. wit'-nes (nouns `edh, and `edhah, and verb `anah; martus, with all derivative words and their compounds): The word "witness" is used of inanimate things, e.g. the heap of stones testifying to the covenant between Jacob and Laban (Genesis ), and the So of Moses.(Deuteronomy ,21).The main use of the word is forensic, and from this use all . The author argues that the idea of witness is a live metaphor in the New Testament, to be understood in terms of the Old Testament legal assembly, though the Greek lawcourts are also relevant. The witness theme is developed in a sustained way in John, Acts and Revelation, and is also used in the Synoptic Gospels, the Pastoral and General. The Book of Daniel in the Old Testament was written primarily for those who were suffering persecution from the Syrians under Antiochus Epiphanes during the period that preceded the Maccabean wars. In New Testament times, the Roman government persecuted the Christians, and the Book of Revelation did for the Christians of that day what the Book.