Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/290734
Title:
Bursting the Banks: Matthew's Use of Israel's Wisdom Tradition
Authors:
VanManen, Richard P.
Abstract:
One especially contentious issue for Matthew's predominantly Jewish-Christian audience is how to relate to Gentiles, who are also followers of Jesus and desire to be incorporated into their community. To address this issue, Matthew appeals to Israel's wisdom tradition, and particularly to the pilgrimage of Woman Wisdom. In this journey, Woman Wisdom is commanded to dwell in Israel. She makes her home there and calls all people to come to her for wisdom and life. Ultimately, Wisdom is rejected by Israel and she returns to God. This thesis proposes that it is this pilgrimage of Woman Wisdom that is an underlying metaphor for Matthew's gospel. Like Wisdom, Jesus arrives in Israel, calls Israel to follow him, and is ultimately rejected. Woman Wisdom's cry to come to her to receive life is echoed in Jesus' call for all to enter the kingdom of God. The inclusion of the Gentiles in the community therefore demonstrates the presence of the kingdom of God.
Advisors:
Keesmaat, Sylvia C.
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/290734
Additional Links:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR43125.PDF
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Bible. Matthew; Wisdom; Femininity of God
Rights:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Rights holder:
This Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.
Degree Title:
Master of Arts (Philosophy)
Appears in Collections:
Older Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorKeesmaat, Sylvia C.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorVanManen, Richard P.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-09T18:35:42Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-09T18:35:42Z-
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_GB
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/290734-
dc.description.abstractOne especially contentious issue for Matthew's predominantly Jewish-Christian audience is how to relate to Gentiles, who are also followers of Jesus and desire to be incorporated into their community. To address this issue, Matthew appeals to Israel's wisdom tradition, and particularly to the pilgrimage of Woman Wisdom. In this journey, Woman Wisdom is commanded to dwell in Israel. She makes her home there and calls all people to come to her for wisdom and life. Ultimately, Wisdom is rejected by Israel and she returns to God. This thesis proposes that it is this pilgrimage of Woman Wisdom that is an underlying metaphor for Matthew's gospel. Like Wisdom, Jesus arrives in Israel, calls Israel to follow him, and is ultimately rejected. Woman Wisdom's cry to come to her to receive life is echoed in Jesus' call for all to enter the kingdom of God. The inclusion of the Gentiles in the community therefore demonstrates the presence of the kingdom of God.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR43125.PDFen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/-
dc.subjectBible. Matthewen_GB
dc.subjectWisdomen_GB
dc.subjectFemininity of Goden_GB
dc.subject.lcshBible. Matthewen_GB
dc.subject.lcshWisdom--Biblical teachingen_GB
dc.subject.lcshFemininity of God--Biblical teachingen_GB
dc.titleBursting the Banks: Matthew's Use of Israel's Wisdom Traditionen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Arts (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
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