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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Jesus as Apocalyptic Prophet

In his work The New Testament: a historical introduction to the early Christian writings, Bart Ehrman describes Jesus as an apocalyptic prophet.  But what does this mean?  In our popular culture, we think of prophets as people who foretell future events.  But the oracular element of the Jewish prophetic tradition is only one piece of the whole.

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