Carlos Xavier

July 29, 2020

Jerome Bible Commentary on the Kingdom Gospel

eds. Brown, Fitzmeyer, Murphy, pp. 639, 640 Matthew 4:17: “From then on Jesus began… This introductory formula (used again in 16:21) solemnly inaugurates Jesus’ ministry. Repent […]
July 29, 2020

Excursus on the Basileia

by E.R. Craven Now, remembering the close connection in the Jewish mind between the establishment of the Basileia, and the glorious coming of the Son of […]
July 29, 2020

basileia definition

From The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament. “The predominant statement is that the kingdom of God is near, that it has drawn near…that it comes, […]
June 12, 2020

The Biblical Blueprint

by Anthony F. Buzzard “…that the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Jesus Christ” (Gal. 3:14). “May God give you and your descendants […]
June 12, 2020

Jesus had to have faith!

In his multi-volume commentary on Romans the prominent Welsh Protestant scholar Martyn Lloyd-Jones bemoaned the fact that Christianity had lost the hope of the resurrection and […]
June 12, 2020

Hebrew vs Greek conceptions of the Kingdom

The historical Jesus and the theological Christ, Joseph Estlin Carpenter, 1912, p 76f. The Hebrew view of the world was essentially dramatic. It was under the […]
May 11, 2020

Scholars on the Political-Messianic Jesus

By Anthony Buzzard A NT expert writing about Jesus notes that: “he was not a particularly good political Messiah, but they claimed he was Son of […]
May 11, 2020

The Millennium: A “Jewish Dream”

Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Volume 2, pp 618-19. In Alexandria, Origen opposed chiliasm [millennialism] as a Jewish dream, and spiritualized the symbolical language of […]
May 11, 2020

The New Moses Kingdom Gospel Message

Thompson, The Messiah Myth: The Near Eastern Roots of Jesus and David, pp 67-69. Alone with the twelve, whom he had just spoken of sending out […]