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Doctor of Theology (ThD)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Hebrews 2:17; 1 Chronicles 9:20; 1 John 2:1; 1 John 2:2; 1 Samuel 2:30; 1 Timothy 2:5; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Deuteronomy 33:8-11; Exodus 28:1; Exodus 28:30; Exodus 28:43; Exodus 40:9-15; Hebrews 10:21; Judges 20:27-28; Leviticus 16:11-17; Leviticus 16:1-28; Leviticus 16:29-31; Numbers 20:23-29; Numbers 3:1-4; Numbers 3:32; Numbers 3:5-10; Numbers 3:7; Psalm 110:4; Romans 8:34;
Thus, on a narrower scale, this study aims to test an hypothesis in one area of New Testament Christology and to present conclusions regarding it. Since the question involves also the relationship of Judaism to the New Testament, this study also aspires to make a contribution to the ongoing task of methodically examining and carefully describing that relationship. Inasmuch as a major section of the study deals with the Epistle to the Hebrews, it also includes among its goals the attempt to add to the current discussion of the proper background and purpose of Hebrews.
As an historical and exegetical study of an aspect of Christological doctrine which has been preserved primarily in our dogmatic tradition, this study hopes also to be an example of serious exegetical work which is also aware of its proper relationship to the church's7systematized body of doctrine. As an historical and exegetical study in New Testament Christology, it harbors the modest hope of providing sound information to define even more sharply the teaching about Christ’s sacerdotal office, so that the church may attain a fuller understanding of her Lord and his work as revealed in the New Testament. If this study helps Christians better understand the sacerdotal office of Christ and worship and serve him as the Christ, Prophet, Priest, and King, it will have accomplished its purpose.
TO GOD ALONE RE THE GLORY
Grothe, Jonathan, "Was Jesus the Priestly Messiah A Study of the New Testament's Teaching of Jesus' Priestly Office Against the Background of Jewish Hopes for a Priestly Messiah" (1986). Doctor of Theology Dissertation. 129.
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