Chapter

Jesus' Self‐Understanding

N. T. Wright

in The Incarnation

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780199248452
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600524 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199248451.003.0003
 Jesus' Self‐Understanding

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Tom Wright challenges the view that no first‐century Jew could think of incarnation, let alone believe himself to be the incarnate Son of God. Wright argues that Jesus understood his own journey to Jerusalem and what he would do and suffer there as the long‐awaited coming of YHWH to his Temple. Jesus believed himself called to do and be things that Israel's God was to do and be. This self‐understanding provides the deepest historical root for the growth of NT faith.

Keywords: First‐century Jew; New Testament Faith; Son of God; YHWH

Chapter.  6248 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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