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John the Baptist in life and death : audience-oriented criticism of Matthewʹs narrative / Gary Yamasaki.

Yamasaki, Gary. (Author).
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Subject: John, the Baptist, Saint.
Bible. Matthew > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Matthew > Criticism, Textual.
Jean-Baptiste, saint > Enseignement biblique.
Bible. New Testament. Matthieu > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567286376
  • ISBN: 0567286371
  • ISBN: 1283195720
  • ISBN: 9781283195720
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (176 pages).
  • Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1998.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-169) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Editorial Board; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Part I A NEW APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST; Chapter 1 HISTORY OF RESEARCH ON JOHN THE BAPTIST; Chapter 2 METHODOLOGY; Chapter 3 STRUCTURE; Part II EXEGESIS; Chapter 4 PRE-INFORMATION; Chapter 5 JOHN: ALIVE AND WELL; Chapter 6 JOHN: BOUND AND DETERMINED; Chapter 7 JOHN: DEAD AND GONE; CONCLUSIONS; Appendix A TEXT-CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF MATTHEW 21.29-31; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: In a narrative about Jesus, a character like John the Baptist would not be expected to play a role much beyond that of providing a baptism for Jesus. Yet the Matthaean narrator finds several other uses for John in the development of the narrative, not only while he is still alive, but also after he is dead. In examining John's role, Yamasaki deploys an audience-oriented critical methodology, an approach that chronicles the narrator's efforts to influence first-time readers' experience of the narrative as they proceed sequentially through the text. He traces John's characterization as 'forerunn.
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