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I. Apocalyptic-eschatological Scriptures The principal portions of scripture here are Joel ii-iii (iii-iv in Hebrew), Zechariah ix-xiv, and parts of Daniel. The starting point is the long citation of Joel in Acts ii (see pp. 46-48). The passage there quoted stands in the middle of a long continuous prophecy upon the theme of the Day of the Lord. It begins (ii. i), Sound a trumpet in Zion, proclaim (κηρύξατε) in my holy mountain ... that the Day of the Lord is here: it is at hand. We recall that the image of the trumpet-call has passed into the standing symbolism of Christian eschatology (cf.
Why the plural "thrones"? Here, it seems, is the Christian answer. See Moore, Judaism, II, pp. 18, that the kingdom is given to the saints. 15. [In the version of Theodotion. ] Dan. Mk. , pp. ] There is amply enough here to show how deeply this chapter of Daniel is embedded in the foundations of New Testament thought. 34) signifying that God, through His chosen people, λικµήσει πάσας τὰς βασιλείας (44). 34. But this probably belongs to a later stage of reflection rather than to the primitive scheme of testimonial.
We are attempting to answer that question, with such approach to precision as may be possible. To follow the method suggested in detail, however, would prove tedious, involving a good deal of repetition. It seems better to exhibit the results of such an examination in a systematic form, with references which should enable the reader to verify for himself the degree of strength of the evidence. I give therefore a list of portions of the Old Testament which appear to have been used by preference in illustration of the themes of the kerygma, arranged in four groups.
According to the Scriptures;: The sub-structure of New Testament theology (Stone lectures) by C. H. Dodd