1 Timothy 2:5-6 as a christological reworking of the Shema

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Abstract

This article draws upon Richard B. Hays's observations regarding the way in which an 'allusive echo' can signal a broad intertextual interplay with a precursor text. I argue that the affirmation in 1 Timothy 2:5 that 'there is one God' is an 'allusive echo' of the Shema which points the attentive reader to an extended and carefully crafted intertextual interplay with the Shema and its Deuteronomic setting. I trace the way that 1 Timothy 2:5-6 reworks the Shema in the light of the story of Jesus Christ to affect the christologically driven opening up of God's people to all nations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-260
Number of pages20
JournalTyndale Bulletin
Volume68
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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