Theologie: In dieser Kategorie der Bibelwelt sind Beiträge zusammengefasst, die sich wissenschaftlich mit Glaubensfragen beschäftigen.

Jesus the Messiah: Liberation for all Israel

In her book “Cast Out of the Covenant” Adele Reinhartz understands the Gospel of John as a missionary writing for Gentiles, whom Jesus calls as children of God into the covenant with God, from which the Jews are cast out. With reference to Ton Veerkamp, I disagree: Originally, John struggled for Israel’s liberation from the enslaving Roman world order!

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The Beloved Disciple befriending Adele Reinhartz

The bosom friend of Jesus responds to a Jewish reading of the Gospel of John. Has the Fourth Gospel a profoundly anti-Jewish character? Or can its implicit author—by putting myself in his place—convince the Canadian professor Reinhartz to take him seriously as a Jewish Messianic fighter for Israel’s liberation from the Roman world order?

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Jesu Busenfreund: Freundschaft mit Adele Reinhartz

Der Geliebte Jünger antwortet auf eine jüdische Lektüre des Johannesevangeliums. Die kanadische Professorin Adele Reinhartz hat versucht, mit dem impliziten Autor des vierten Evangeliums Freundschaft zu schließen. Hier geht der Busenfreund des Messias (indem ich seine Feder führe) auf ihr Freundschaftangebot ein, indem er darum wirbt, ihn als jüdisch-messianischen Kämpfer für die Befreiung Israels von der römischen Weltordnung ernstzunehmen. To […]

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Otherworldly Word or Overcoming the World Order?

Review of the book “The Word in the World. The Cosmological Tale in the Fourth Gospel” by Adele Reinhartz. Reinhartz’ reading of John’s Gospel corresponds to its Gentile Christian, otherworldly understanding, common since the 2nd century. But was not John firmly rooted in the Scriptures of the Jews and proclaiming a Messiah who overcomes the Roman world order through solidarity?

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Ton Veerkamp: „The World Different“

Image: Helmut Schütz

Political History of the Grand Narrative. Actually, instead of “Die Welt anders” Ton Veerkamp had wanted to call his book “Voice only.” Because according to the Bible, “God” is not a supreme being, but the voice that in the Torah of Israel authoritatively brings forward a basic order of freedom and equality. I strongly recommend his challenging book for reading.

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Solidarity against the World Order

A Political Reading of the Gospel of John about Yeshua Messiah of all Israel. The English translation of Ton Veerkamp’s interpretation is here combined with a colometrical English translation of the Gospel of John also based on publications by Ton Veerkamp and on the “Complete Jewish Bible” (Copyright Dr. David H. Stern. Used with Permission from Messianic Jewish Publishers, www.messianicjewish.net).

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The Manifest Messiah

First main part of the book: “Solidarity against the World Order”. After his proclamation as Messiah by Yochanan, Yeshua gathers disciples. The “Messianic wedding” at Cana clarifies his goal: the restoration of Israel’s unity with its God; through this, Israel experiences liberation from death, which emerges from the “other sign” at Cana, the healing of a royal official’s son.

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The Hidden Messiah

Second main part of the book: “Solidarity against the World Order”. On the occasion of five Judean festivals, the Messiah Yeshua brings about the liberation of Israel from paralysis, hunger, blindness, and death in four signs, but his Judean opponents do not accept him, even former confidants abandon him, his kingship is zealotically misunderstood: as the Messiah, he remains hidden.

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The Farewell of the Messiah

Third main part of the book: “Solidarity against the World Order”. The world order, represented by Pilate, murders Yeshua, the King of Israel. By voluntarily taking upon himself the death on the cross, the Messiah is ascending to the FATHER, thus handing over to his disciples GOD’s inspiration of fidelity. This Holy Spirit of solidarity is overcoming the world order.

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Galilee – Setting out to Follow the Messiah

Fourth main part of the book: “Solidarity against the World Order”. In the end, John’s group, inspired by Yeshua, breaks out of its sectarian isolation “behind locked doors” for joining the Judeo-Messianic movement led by Peter, not without preserving a certain independence. Following the Messiah means “letting oneself be girded” to solidarity, like Yeshua in the washing of the feet.

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