Jauhiainen, Use of Zechariah

Jauhiainen, Marko. The Use of Zechariah in Revelation. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, Series 2, vol. 199. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005. x + 200 pp. €39.00 directly from the publisher.

This volume – originally presented as the author’s Ph.D.-thesis in Cambridge, 2003, under the title: ” ‘Behold, I am coming’: The use of Zechariah in Revelation” – is a welcome addition to the field of the use of the Old Testament in Revelation.

In ch. 1, pp. 7-17, Jauhiainen discusses various preliminary questions and issues. In ch. 2, pp. 18-36, he surveys methodological proposals and solutions in earlier works (Beale, Paulien, Hays, M. B. Thompson, I. Paul) and sets forth his own proposals.

Chapter 3 deals with Zechariah and the Restoration of Israel (pp. 37-61), while chapters 4 og 5 analyses allusions to Zechariah 1-8 and Zechariah 9-14, respectively (pp. 62-101; 102-132). In ch. 6, Jauhiainen discusses John’s Use of Zechariah (pp. 133-162).

The conclusion comprises pp. 163-168. “The burning issue for Zechariah was the coming restoration of Gods people and John, firmly anchored in the Jewish prophetic tradition, brings closure to open, unfulfilled prophecies, offering his own vision as the final word on the question of when and how this restoration will take place,” the publisher states.

Back matters consists of a 14 page bibliography, and indices of References, Modern Authors, and Subjects and Key Terms.

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