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'The Significance of Moses in the Gospel of John’

Lee, Dorothy A. (2015) 'The Significance of Moses in the Gospel of John’. Australian Biblical Review, 63. pp. 52-66. ISSN 0045-0308

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    Abstract

    Moses plays an important role in the narrative and theology of the Fourth Gospel. In the six narrative contexts in which he appears throughout the Gospel, he plays the roles of author (of Torah), actor (in the exodus story), and law-giver (Mt Sinai). In each case, Moses plays a symbolic role in relation to the Jesus of John’s Gospel, which goes beyond the notion of promise-fulfillment. As a proto-type of the Johannine Jesus, Moses’ parallel role points symbolically to Jesus’ identity and function. For the fourth evangelist, Jesus does not replace Moses; rather the Johannine Moses maintains an ongoing, christological function that endures in the life of the community of faith.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
    Keywords (separated by commas): Moses, Gospel of John, law, symbolism, Old Testament, theology
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): B - New Testament
    Association with University of Divinity: TRC: Trinity College
    Depositing User: Prof Dorothy A. Lee
    Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 13:31
    Last Modified: 19 Dec 2016 13:31
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2211

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