Wisdom and Light: John's Prologue as Midrash
Robinson, Marilynne, The Christian Century
I HAVE BEEN reading through the Jewish Annotated New Testament, published by Oxford in 2011. An NRSV with notes and commentary by Jewish scholars, it sets the New Testament in a context that is unquestionably appropriate to it, but which has been too little attended to, no doubt for reasons which come readily to mind. This context includes not only the Hebrew Bible, the Apocrypha and the penumbra of writings that surrounded these literatures at the time of the writing of the New Testament, but also relevant rabbinical and Talmudic texts--an acknowledgment of literary and theological continuities that persisted in these literatures even after Judaism and Christianity had become divided.
Of course, after so many centuries any contribution can only be added to a great wealth of thought and insight. But this contribution is …
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Publication information: Article title: Wisdom and Light: John's Prologue as Midrash. Contributors: Robinson, Marilynne - Author. Magazine title: The Christian Century. Volume: 129. Issue: 8 Publication date: April 18, 2012. Page number: 11+. © 2009 The Christian Century Foundation. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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