Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Scharlemann

Scripture References in this Resource

Isaiah 42:1; Luke 1:34-35; Psalm 2:7; Romans 1:3f; Exodus 4:22; Hosea 11:1; 2 Samuel 7:14; Psalm 89:26; Matthew 11:27; Matthew 17:17; Matthew 16:17; Mark 3:11; Mark 5:7; Matthew 3 :17; Matthew 4:4-10; Matthew 12:18; Matthew 3:17; Matthew 3:15; Matthew 3:14; Matthew 23:32; Matthew 5:17; Mark 1: 9-12; Luke 3:21-4:12; Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:1; Deuteronomy 32:6; Malachi 2:6; Deuteronomy 27:9; Exodus 2:24; Hosea 12:9; Hosea 13:4; Hosea 9:10


Like Cullmann, Fuller sees a close conceptual relationship between the language of sonship and that of the Servant in Deutero- Isniah.

It is to this kind of inquiry that the present study hopes to make a contribution. We shall not attempt, as others have done, to construct a total Christology, or even to trace our single term through the whole of the New Testament. We shall concentrate on one Book, the Gospel of Matthew, and within that book on one moment, the baptism of Jesus and His first (wilderness) temptation. Resources which contribute to this limited area of study we shall tap, of course. We shall leave many questions still to be answered. Nevertheless, what we lose in breadth we shall hope to gain in depth, and thereby to suggest a course for further inquiry.

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