Jesaja 53 als theologische Mitte
der Apostelgeschichte


Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. No. 398

Jesaja 53 als theologische Mitte der Apostelgeschichte

By: Rouven Genz
September 2015
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161534089
514 Pages
$157.50 Paper original


Rouven Genz presents a new approach in the Acta research by qualified Acts as not primarily historical, but theologically motivated work and its author recognizes as scribes exegetes. Genz 'focus is on the investigation of reception of texts from Isaiah book. At the center is the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8, which is manifested by way of example with recourse to Isaiah 53 theological concern of Luke. The Isaianic tradition in general and the Servant idea in particular also prove beyond a hermeneutical key for the Lukan Christology and ecclesiology: Luke sees Jesus in Isaiah's mind as the servant of God and his followers as servants of the servant. His soteriological premises wins Lukas from the Isaianic texts: the death of Jesus he sees as atoning death.