Sunday, March 25, 2007

Matthew's Messianic Shepherd-King to be published in September

My dissertation Matthew's Messianic Shepherd-King is scheduled to be published in September by Walter de Gruyter in the BNZW series. Here is a brief summary of the argument:
In two places in the First Gospel (Matt 10:5b-6; 15:24) the Messianic mission of Jesus and his disciples is limited to a group called ‘the lost sheep of the house of Israel’. In light of Matthews intense interest in Jesus’ Davidic Messiahship and the Jewish Shepard-King traditions surrounding King David it is argued that this refers to remnants of the former northern kingdom of Israel who continued to reside in the northern region of the ideal Land of Israel.
The Contents are as follows:
Chapter One: Introduction
Introduction to Part One: The Messianic Shepherd-King in Ancient Judaism
Chapter Two: The Davidic Shepherd-King and his Flock
Introduction to Part Two: The Messianic Shepherd-King in the Gospel of Matthew
Chapter Three: Jesus the Shepherd-King of Israel (Matthew 2:6)
Chapter Four: Sheep without a Shepherd-King (Matthew 9:36)
Chapter Five: The Struck Shepherd-King and the Refined Flock (Matthew 26:31)
Chapter Six: The Messianic Shepherd-King and the Land-Kingdom Motif: Matthew’s Hope for Territorial Restoration
Conclusion to Part Two: The Messianic Shepherd-King in the Gospel of Matthe
Introduction to Part Three: The Matthean Shepherd-King and the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel
Chapter Seven: The Lost Sheep of the House of Israel in Matthew 10:6
Chapter Eight: The Lost Sheep of the House of Israel in Matthew 15:24
Chapter Nine: Conclusion


Chris Weimer said...

Looks to be a good read - can't wait until it comes out. Congrats!

Chris Weimer

J. B. Hood said...


This plays right into my own dissertation bro. Awesome. Can't wait to read it.

Keep your eyes open for Pierre (hard to miss, he's black with short, knobby dreads) tomorrow.


Danny Zacharias said...

Sweet, plays towards my thesis as well. It is on my 'to buy' list.


Michael Barber said...

This works well with what I'm doing in my work. Thanks so much for writing this. I can't wait to read it. Looks like I'd better start saving up!

Volker said...

Congratulations! What about its price?

Yonathan David said...

Great title!