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Servant of God, Revised ed (Walther Zimmerli) Paperback Book, (Wipf and Stock, 2009) 9781608990344
Servant of God, Revised ed (Walther Zimmerli) Paperback Book, (Wipf and Stock, 2009) 9781608990344
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Title: Servant of God, Revised ed

Author: Zimmerli, Walther

Additional Authors or Contributors: Joachim Jeremias

Publisher: Wipf and Stock; Publication Date: 2009

Paperback; ISBN: 9781608990344

Volumes: 1; Pages: 126

List Price in Paper: $18.00 Our price: $13.99

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition 7

Abbreviations 9


I The In The Old Testament 11

1. The Profane Use of The Title 11

li the slave 11

lii The in the service of the king 12

liii as a description of political submission 14

liv as a humble self-description 14

lv The sanctuary servants 14

2. In Religious Usage 15

i as the humble self-description of the pious in the presence of his God 15

ii 'Servants of Yahweh' in the plural as denoting the pious 18

iii in the singular as a description of Israel 19

iv as a title for specially distinguished figures 20

v The Suffering Servant of Deutero-Isaiah 25


II Translations In The LXX 37

1. The Translations In The LXX 37

2. The Translation of Servant of God Passages in Deutero-Isaiah 42


III ( ); In Late Judaism In The Period After The LXX 45

1. The Twofold Meaning of ( ); 45

i ( ); = 'child of God' 45

ii ( ); = 'servant of God' 46

2. The Persistence of The O.T. Religious Usage of 47

i ( ); as self-descriptive of the worshipper 47

ii The plural? servants of God' 48

iii The collective linguistic use 49

iv ( ); as a title of honour for outstanding instruments of God 49

v 'Servant of God' as denoting the Messiah 51

3. Interpretations of The Deutero-Isaiah 'Servant of God' Passages 52

i Hellenistic Judaism 53

ii Palestinian Judaism 55

(a) The collective interpretation 55

(b) Application to the prophet Isaiah 57

(c) Messianic exegesis 59


IV ( );) In The New Testament

1. ( ); As A Predication of Jesus 81

i The origin of the predication 81

ii The meaning of the predication 86

iii The semantic change from 'servant of God' to 'child of God' 86

2. Christological Interpretations of The Servant Texts of Deutero-Isaiah In The New Testament 88

i The evidence 88

ii The historical setting in the life of the early church 94

3. Can Jesus Have Referred The Servant Passages of Deutero-Isaiah to Himself? 99

Bibliography 107

Index of Authors 113

Index of Biblical References 117

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