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The Patriarchs and the Apocalyptic Narrative

Show notes:

  • Placing the New Testament language in the conversation of the day – Matthias Henze (2:18)
  • Apocalypticizing Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Esau – 4 Ezra 6:7-10 (4:17)
  • Introduction to The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs – Genesis 49:1; Testament of Levi 1:1; Testament of Benjamin 10:2-9; Romans 2:9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:51; Matthew 19:28 (6:52)
  • Israel’s election for the sake of the nations – Testament of Levi 14:4; 14:8 (16:19)
  • Resurrection and judgment at the end of the age – Testament of Levi 18:4-6; 18:10-14; Matthew 8:11; Testament of Zebulun 10:1-2; Testament of Judah 24:1-6; 25:1-4 (25:27)
  • The language and concepts of the New Testament are not new – Matthew 12:32 (32:31)

Resource: Mind the Gap by Matthias Henze: https://amzn.to/388tuZn