The Fourth Gospel and the Scriptures

The Fourth Gospel and the Scriptures

Illuminating the Form and Meaning of Scriptural Citation in John 19:37

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The form of each citation of Jewish Scriptures in the Gospel was chosen specifically to serve the purpose of that citation, says Bynum, and he seeks an adequate explanation for the unusual form of Zechariah 12:10 as cited in John 19:37 and the role in plays in the Johannine narrative. The citation is much closer to the Hebrew Masoretic text than to the Greek Septuagint, he says, but his concern is not where the citation came from but why the Gospel writer shaped it as it is. He covers major theories for the citation, the life setting of the Fourth Gospel, John's use of the Jewish Scriptures, the textual history of Zechariah, a text-critical review of Zechariah 12:10, John's scriptural citations, and textual traditions used for the citation of Zechariah 12:10 in John 19:37. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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In The Fourth Gospel and the Scriptures, Bynum presents new insights from ancient biblical manuscripts 4QXII and the Minor Prophets Scroll that help unlock the mystery of John’s unique form of scriptural citation.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
ISBN: 9789004229143
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 213 pages)


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