Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Theology (ThD)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Scharlemann

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

Acts 12:12; Colossians 4:10; Acts 15:37-39; Acts 12:25; Acts 13:5; Philemon 1:24; 1 Peter 5:13; Mark 1:14; Mark 1:22; Mark 2:1-12; Mark 2:14; Mark 2:15-17; Mark 2:23-3:6; Mark 2:18-22; Mark 3:6; Mark 3:13-19; Mark 3:22-27; Mark 7:1; Mark 6:1-6; Mark 6:14-16; Mark 6:17-29; Mark 7:1-13; Mark 7:14-23; Mark 8:29; Mark 8:31; Mark 9:12; Mark 9:31; Mark 10:33-34; Mark 9:9; Mark 10:38; Mark 10:45; Mark 10:2-9; Mark 11:15-18;


This study ls based on the premise that the title "Israel" designates the elect people of God ln all ages. To this people God has assigned a mission.

We shall distinguish the Old Testament people of God, Jesus as the son of God's good pleasure, and the church as the successor to God's ancient people by calling the first "the old Israel," the second "the true Israel," and the third "the new Israel." Calling Jesus "the true Israel" Is meant to suggest that He is the fulfilment of the history and experience of the old Israel and the embodiment of the new. This study constitutes an inquiry as to how the passion narrative of Mark's Gospel depicts Jesus as the fulfilment of the old Israel, specifically of her role and function.

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