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Die teken van Jona en Jesus as Messias

F. E. Deist
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 14, No 1 | a1273 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v14i1.1273 | © 1993 F. E. Deist | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 September 1993 | Published: 09 September 1993

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F. E. Deist,, South Africa

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The sign of Jonah and Jesus as Messiah
Jewish tradition and the contexts in which Matthew and Luke refer to the "sign of Jonah" suggest that the sign demanded of Jesus by the authorities should prove his prophetic authority for deviating from traditional Torah. In the light of Jewish tradition on Jonah ben Amittai as the (Ephraimite) Messiah ben Joseph the mention of the sign itself may suggest that, at least in Matthew, Jesus claims messianic authority, and implies his eschatological victory over all evil powers, leading to the messianic banquet of believers.


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