UBC Theses and Dissertations
Anticipating hephzibah rediscovering the fourth gospel Tyson, Janet Sylvia Bernadette
The thesis presented in this paper involves the re-evaluation of the Fourth Gospel's narrative in light of intertextual analysis. The aim is to demonstrate how the author of this gospel has exploited Israelite scriptural and historic tradition to depict the Jesus Movement as one motivated by a desire to see Israel reinstated as the elect of Yahweh. This, it is shown, is manifested in a series of highly symbolic actions which echo the pattern of Ezek 16; this pattern reveals the cycle of Israel as Yahweh's "bride". Near the end of this cycle, the Movement takes on a priestly perspective, revealing the establishment of a new, symbolically purified priesthood.
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