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Publication Date: 19 Sep 2013
Format: Paperback
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 160
Author: Steve Moyise
ISBN-13: 9780281071067

Was the Birth of Jesus According to Scripture?

By Steve Moyise
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This book focuses on the question that will be of most interest to readers: Was the Birth of Jesus according to Scripture? It sets the scene by outlining the debate between those who think that Matthew and Luke devised their narratives on the basis of specific Old Testament texts and those who think the Gospel narratives have determined the choice and meaning of those texts. It helps the reader engage with the material by beginning with the least controversial topics (Jesus was preceded by a forerunner and was of the house of David), then moving on to the importance of particular places in the narrative (Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Egypt, Nazareth) and the historical evidence for associating Jesus with them, before ending with the most controversial topics (virgin birth and slaughter of the innocents).
About the Author
Steve Moyise is Professor of New Testament at the University of Chichester. His most recent publications include Evoking Scripture: Seeing the Old Testament in the New (T&T Clark 2008) Paul and Scripture (SPCK 2009) and Jesus and Scripture (SPCK 2010).

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