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Reading Zechariah with Zechariah 1:1-6 as the introduction to the entire book / Heiko Wenzel.

Author:
Wenzel, Heiko [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Leuven ; Walpole, MA : Peeters, 2011.
Description:
ix, 340 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
  • Contributions to biblical exegesis and theology ; 59. [More in this series]
  • Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology ; 59
Summary note:
In light of the widely acknowledged phenomenon that Zechariah refers to previous Scripture, this thesis demonstrates that these references can significantly contribute to Zechariah's argument by drawing on Mikhail M. Bakhtin's insight of the dialogical orientation of words. The dialogical orientation of Zechariah's word with regard to previous Scripture and Zechariah's audience establishes Zechariah 1:1-6 as the introduction to the entire book. It also develops a theology of transition and of waiting. Seven case studies demonstrate that the call of Zechariah 1:3-4 sounds through the entire book. The call to be different from the ancestors in a time of waiting emphasizes the people's responsibility to live faithfully within the Sinai covenant. It also points to the prophetic function of the so-called apocalyptic notions in Zechariah and exhibits Zechariah's specific contribution to the Book of the Twelve, to the Old Testament and for the church.--Back cover.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-340).
Contents:
Bakhtin and the relationship between texts -- Zechariah 1:1-6 as the introduction to the book -- Seven case studies in Zechariah -- Implications of reading Zechariah with Zechariah 1:1-6 as the introduction.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9789042924543
  • 9042924543
LCCN:
2011281803
OCLC:
696727425
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