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dc.contributor.advisorShively, Elizabeth E.
dc.contributor.authorKarjalainen, Tommi K.
dc.coverage.spatialxi, 298 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis I establish that Matthew’s presentation of Jesus’s exorcisms fits with the Second Temple exorcistic messianic expectations. This thesis challenges the axiom that nobody expected the Messiah to cast out demons. Previous research has been either preoccupied with sharp definitions of titles, have had a narrow understanding of messianism, or have attempted to import non-Jewish explanations. I have taken a more conceptual approach and have focused on those ideas in the Jewish Scriptures that provide the seedbed for messianism in general, that is, the Promise (2 Sam 7) and the centrality of David and Solomon. I have focused specifically on those elements that make their rule distinctive and ideally secure their prevailing over their adversaries. I have then traced the development of these features in the Second Temple period towards explicitly exorcistic interpretations. In so doing I have established the contemporary landscape and demonological language against which Matthew’s presentation of Jesus’s exorcisms specifically as the Son of David takes a shape of prophetic fulfillment. I have, thus, shown that Matthew’s account of Jesus the Son of David’s exorcisms makes sense only if it is preceded by a contemporary expectation for an exorcistic Messiah.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subjectSon of Daviden_US
dc.subjectMatthew's Gospelen_US
dc.subject.lcshBible--Matthew--Criticism, interpretation, etcen
dc.subject.lcshExorcism in the Bibleen
dc.subject.lcshJesus Christ--Messiahshipen
dc.titleMessianic expectation and the exorcisms of Jesus, the Son of David, in Matthew’s Gospelen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorTyyne-Liisa ja S. S. Salmensaaren opintosäätiöen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorTheological Seminary of Finlanden_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonThesis restricted in accordance with University regulations. Print and electronic copy restricted until 15th January 2023en

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