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The Torn Veil (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series: 139)

By: Daniel M. Gurtner

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018645

ISBN: 052187064X

Condition: Brand New


Daniel M. Gurtner examines the meaning of the rending of the veil at the death of Jesus in Matthew 27:51a by considering the functions of the veil in the Old Testament and its symbolism in Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism. Gurtner incorporates these elements into a compositional exegesis of the rending text in Matthew. He concludes that the rending of the veil is an apocalyptic assertion like the opening of heaven revealing, in part, end-time images drawn from Ezekiel 37. Moreover, when the veil is torn Matthew depicts the cessation of its function, articulating the atoning role of Christ's ... View more info