From a Virgin Womb : The Apocalypse of Adam and the Virgin Birth.

Utilising parallels from the Apocalypse of Adam and elsewhere, this book re-examines Mt.'s infancy narratives in the light of the apocalyptic and mythological background to the virgin birth. Jesus is shown as the fulfilment of universalistic hopes though not as Son of God. Mt.'s special tr...

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Main Author: Welburn, Andrew.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Boston : BRILL, 2007.
Edition:1st ed.
Series:Biblical Interpretation Ser.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Introduction. From the Virgin Birth to the Gospel of Matthew
  • PART ONE the apocalypse of adam
  • Chapter 1. Adam's Apocalypse: CG V/5 as Testament and Jewish Revelation
  • Chapter 2. Biblical Materials: Exile and Return
  • Chapter 3. "Syncretistic" Materials
  • PART TWO the infancy narratives and the virgin birth
  • Chapter 4. An Unnatural Birth (Mt. 1,18-21 and CG V 78,6-17)
  • Chapter 5. A Virgin Birth and a Persecuted Child (Mt. 1-2 and CG V 78,18-26)
  • Chapter 6. The Magi in Bethlehem and the Queen of the South (Mt. 2,1-12 and CG V 78,27 - 79,19)
  • Conclusion. The Virgin Birth: Some Reflections on its Meaning
  • Appendix. The Zarathustra-Legend and CG V/5 77,26 - 78,26
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Index.