Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission
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Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission  -     Edited By: Mark Goodacre
    By: Michael F. Bird

Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission

Edited By: Mark Goodacre
T&T Clark / 2007 / Hardcover

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Title: Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission
By: Michael F. Bird
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 212
Vendor: T&T Clark
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.20 X 6.20 X 0.90 (inches)
Weight: 15 ounces
ISBN: 0567044734
ISBN-13: 9780567044730
Series: Library of New Testament Studies
Stock No: WW044731

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Bird argues that Jesus was attempting to achieve and enact the restoration of Israel, and in continuity with other strands of Jewish belief, Jesus conceived of the restoration of Israel as resulting in the salvation of the gentiles.

Jesus' mission was Israel-centric, but he espoused a view of restoration that was indebted to certain strands of Israel's sacred traditions where the gentiles are implicit beneficiaries of Israel's salvation. Since this restoration was already being partially realized in Jesus' ministry, it was becoming possible for gentiles to begin sharing in Israel's salvation in the present.

Additionally, Jesus understood himself and his followers to be the new temple and the vanguard of the restored Israel who would appropriate for themselves the role of Israel and the temple in being a light to the nations. Thus, a gentile mission has its germinal roots in the aims and intentions of Jesus and was developed in a transformed situation by adherents of the early Christian movement.

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