Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)

First Advisor

Frederick Danker

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Mark 2:20; Matthew 9:15; Luke 5:35; Isaiah 62:5; Isaiah 61:10; Ezekiel 16:1ff; Hosea 2:20; Exodus 34:15; Deuteronomy 31:16; Jeremiah 7:34; Jeremiah 16:9; John 3:29; Matthew 25:1ff; Mark 10:38-39; Matthew 20:22; Luke 12:49; Psalm 76:8; Jeremiah 49:12; Isaiah 51:17; Lamentations 4:21; Ezekiel 23:31; Jeremiah 16:17; Psalm 16:5; 2 Kings 2:14; Psalm 18:16; Psalm 42:7; Psalm 69:1ff; Psalm 75:9; Matthew 10:42; John 18:11; 1 Samuel 14:2ff; Psalm 49:7-10; Psalm 116:13; Psalm 124:4;


Since these word pictures were taken from the heritage of the people of His day and therefore had a certain meaning before Jesus used them, it appears a fair inference that Jesus Himself had a definite purpose in using precisely the terms that He did. Undoubtedly He intended to convey a special meaning to His disciples through those terms. The discovery of that meaning should help illuminate Jesus' passion for us. This thesis, then, will attempt to answer two questions. First, what was there in the meaning of those expressions that caused Jesus to use them in predicting and describing His passion; second, what do these expressions contribute to an understanding of this passion for the man living in the twentieth century?

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