Sunday, February 21, 2016

Hurtado on Wright on Jesus and Zion

LARRY HURTADO: YHWH’s “Return to Zion.”
Yesterday, I received the PDF of my contribution to a multi-author volume examining features of N.T. Wright’s massive book on Paul’s theology. My own piece is a critical study of Wright’s claim that the earthly ministry of Jesus was seen from the first as YHWH’s “return to Zion,” and that this conviction was the “key” to all of the rest of how Jesus came to feature so centrally in earliest devotional practice and beliefs in the young Jesus-movement.

The question is outside my expertise, but it is fascinating to observe this dialogue between two highly respected New Testament colleagues.