Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Edgar Krentz

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

Exodus 22:28; 1 Chronicles 17:6-13; 1 Corintians 10:20; 1 Samuel 12:11,16; 2 Chronicles 19:6; 2 Chronicles 9:8; Acts 5:38f; Daniel 10; Deuteronomy 1:16,17; Deuteronomy 16:18; Deuteronomy 32:8f.; Deuteronomy 4:19; Exodus 21:6; Exodus 22:3f; Exodus 7:1; Isaiah 9:4-6; Jeremiah 22:2,3; Jeremiah 23:1-6; John 10:34-36; John 7:23; Leviticus 19:15; Leviticus 24:11; Malachi 3:1; Matthew 5:17; Micah 5:1f; Numbers 15:30; Psalm 82:1; Psalm 82:6-8; Zechariah 10:2f; Zechariah 11:4-17; Zechariah 12:8;


Our investigation will therefore begin with a detailed study of the present position of research regarding John 1034-36and an analysis in detail of the two points mentioned in Jesus’ argument. The investigation of the first point in the argument will be a critical study of Psalm 82, both in its ancient and modern exegesis, and the study of the second will include an analysis of early second century A.D. Rabbinic exegesis of three Old Testament passages which deal with the concept of blasphemy, Finally, we will attempt to explicate the relation between the two points in their immediate and broader contexts.

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