Saturday, February 10, 2007

Jesus and the Restoration of the Davidic Kingdom (series links)

Jesus and the Restoration of the Davidic Kingdom

Introduction
Jesus scholars have generally accepted the notion that the teaching of the historical Jesus should be placed within the larger context of Jewish hopes for the “restoration of Israel.” In particular, it is widely recognized that Jesus’ teaching regarding the Kingdom of God was related to the eschatological expectations of the people of his day. This series will argue that authors like N. T. Wright and E. P. Sanders, who often emphasize the link between “restoration” and “kingdom” terminology have neglected the central role the Davidic covenant had in Jesus’ understanding of these concepts. As we shall see, the “kingdom” Jesus sought to “restore” is best understood not simply as God’s generic reign over creation or as an existential religious experience. Rather, set within the context of Second Temple hopes, Jesus was announcing that God would re-establish his reign in a specific way - through the restoration of the Davidic Kingdom.


Outline

1.1 . Third Quest Scholarship & the "Kingdom of God" (Survey)

Third Quest Scholarship & the "Kingdom of God" (Geza Vermes)

Third Quest Scholarship & the "Kingdom of God" (Ben Meyer)

Third Quest Scholarship & the "Kingdom of God" (Harvey)

Third Quest Scholarship & the "Kingdom of God" (Sanders)

Third Quest Scholarship & the "Kingdom of God" (Chilton)

Third Quest Scholarship & the "Kingdom of God" (N. T. Wright)

Third Quest Scholarship & the "Kingdom of God" (Meier)

Third Quest Scholarship & the "Kingdom of God" (Conclusion to Survey)

1.2. David & First Century Restoration Expectations

David & First Century Restoration Expectations: The Prophetic Hope

David & First Century Restoration Expectations: Qumran

David & First Century Restoration Expectations: Psalms of Solomon

David & First Century Expectations: Re-Examining the Davidide in the DSS

David & First Century Expectations: Son of Man & Melchizedekian Hopes

David & First Century Expectations: Conclusion

2. The Davidic Covenant

2.1. The Davidic Covenant as Fulfillment of God's Covenant Promises

David & Abraham

David, Israel & the Temple

David & Israel's Vocation

David & Adam

2.2. The Rise of Expectations: Restoring the Davidic Ideal

A Davidic King

The Pan-Israelite Restoration (The Ingathering of the Twelve Tribes)

Inclusion of the Gentiles

A Restored Zion (Jerusalem) and a New Temple

3.1. Jesus and the Restoration of the Davidic Kingdom

Jesus' Triumphal Entry and Temple Action

Jesus and the Twelve

Jesus, Exorcism and Healing

The Davidic Suffering Servant

Conclusion to Part 3.1

3.2. The Restoration of the Kingdom in Luke-Acts

The Restoration of the Kingdom in Luke-Acts

Jesus' Baptism as Royal Anointing

Jesus' Galilean Ministry

Resurrection and Ascension as Royal Enthronement






2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Many thanks - have enjoyed these series very much. For a different take on Second Temple messianism there's a recent lecture by George Nickelsburg at available at: www.fsu.edu/~religion/news/documents/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20nickelsberg%20messiah%20florida%20state2.pdf

Keep up the good work,
Jacob

Danny Zacharias said...

Thanks a bunch Michael.