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Novakovic, Lidija


Raised from the Dead According to Scripture. The Role of Israel’s Scripture in the Early Christian Interpretations of Jesus’ Resurrection.


London u. a.: Bloomsbury T & T Clark 2014. XXII, 269 S. = Jewish and Christian Texts in Contexts and Related Studies, 12. Kart. US$ 39,95. ISBN 978-0-567-41370-3.


Arie W. Zwiep

According to the earliest recoverable statements of early Christian belief, the resurrection of Jesus was an act of God and it had taken place »according to Scripture«. In this learned monograph, Lidija Novakovic (Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas), sets out to clarify the puzzling notion that Jesus’ resurrection had been foretold in Scripture, as 1 Cor 15:3 states it most emphatically. When Paul wrote these words, he did not seem to expect fierce opposition from his readers but texts that expressly corroborate his claim are conspicuously absent from the Jewish Bible. To later readers, New Testament texts that do appeal to Old Testament Scripture to make sense of the resurrection often seem far-fetched and superficial, to put it ...

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