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'The Significance of Moses in the Gospel of John’

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


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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: 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
Subjects: B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 02:31
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 23:16
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2880

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