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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
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Luke 24: 25; Luke 24:44-45; Exodus 19:5-6; Deuteronomy 7:6; Deuteronomy 14:2; 21; Deuteronomy 26:19; Zechariah 7:12; 3 John 52:13-53:12; Numbers 24:15ff; Hebrews 1:2; 1 Peter 1:20; Luke 17:22; John 8:56; 1 Samuel 12:12; Deuteronomy 33:5; Micah 2:12-13; Isaiah 33:22; Zephaniah 3:15; Ezra 20:33; 34; Isaiah 24:23; Isaiah 52:7; Exodus 15:1-18; Isaiah 61:1-2; Luke 4:21; Haggai 2:15-19; Psalm 2:7; Zechariah 12:8; Zechariah 2:10; 11; Jeremiah 31:22; Zechariah 9:9; Jeremiah 23:5; 6; Jeremiah 30:3; 9; Psalm 146:10; Jeremiah 3:22; Jeremiah 3:17; 18
We hope to have to have shown on the basis or the Messianic elements in these exilic and postexilic eschatological prophecies, that by the time the last books of the Old Testament canon were being written and added--of which these were the last prophetic books--the picture of the Messiah was such as God wanted to reveal in the time of "shadows," till the "body” would come. If the portrait of the Messianic Priest-King is not as clear nor complete as we would like to see it, perhaps the thinking behind this was that for this reason people would become more curious about this Messiah, to learn what there was to learn and to yearn for what was to be revealed in the eschaton. The angels had desire to see into this mysterious salvation being prepared for fallen men.
Wadewitz, Werner, "The Messiah in Exilic and Postexilic Eschatological Prophecy" (1963). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 271.
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