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Jesus Our PriestA Christian Approach to the Priesthood of Christ$
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Gerald O'Collins, SJ and Michael Keenan Jones

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199576456

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576456.001.0001

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The Jewish Matrix and the Gospels

The Jewish Matrix and the Gospels

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(p.1) 1 The Jewish Matrix and the Gospels
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Jesus Our Priest
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Gerald O'Collins (Contributor Webpage)

Michael Keenan Jones

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576456.003.0001

In exercising their Jewish priesthood, priests represented God to the people and the people to God. The chapter sets out four points of continuity between this Levitical priesthood and the priesthood of Christ, along with five points of discontinuity. Through retrieving the witness of the four Gospels to Christ's priesthood, as well as to his role as prophet and king, this chapter argues that, while the Last Supper, the crucifixion, and the resurrection were defining moments for his priesthood, that priesthood was also exercised earlier through the healing and teaching that characterized Christ's public ministry.

Keywords:   Christ, crucifixion, gospels, healing, Jewish priesthood, king, last supper, prophet, resurrection, teaching

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