Transfigured Hermeneutics—Part 6: The Climactic Word


Alastair's Adversaria

The sixth part of my ten part series on the Transfiguration and the Christian reading of Scripture has just been published:

Moses and Elijah speak with Jesus about his departure–literally his ‘Exodus’–that he was about to ‘fulfil’ in Jerusalem. The use of such a resonant term at this juncture is worthy of attention: Moses and Elijah are not merely referring to Jesus’ coming death as an event about to befall him, but to his purposeful and powerful outworking of a new Exodus, in which all previous and anticipatory ‘exoduses’ will be fulfilled and all the promises of God realized. Jesus’ departure–his ‘Exodus’–is more than merely his death: it is also his resurrection, ascension, and his deliverance of a great multitude of captives. By his death and resurrection Christ tears open the sea of Death and Hell, allowing all of his people to pass through unscathed, while drowning all of their…

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