By Kyu Seop Kim
Despite its power value, firstborn-son Christology has now not but been a massive examine concentration of recent testomony Christology in present scholarship. This paintings deals a research of the which means of the firstborn son (πρωτότοκος) within the New testomony (Rom 8:29; Col 1:15, 18; Heb 1:6, Rev 1:5; cf. Heb 12:23) paying particular consciousness to the idea that of the firstborn within the outdated testomony and Jewish literature. The examine argues that primogeniture used to be a different establishment in Jewish society and the firstborn son used to be the crucial inheritor of the father's inheritance. within the outdated testomony and Jewish literature, the name of the firstborn son refers back to the inheritor of divine promise and is hired to formulate the self-perception of Israel by way of its primacy and inheritance. hence, the identify of the firstborn son shows his entry to the promise of Israel, and is linked to the ideal of the inheritance (i.e., primogeniture) together with the Land and the specified prestige of Israel. within the New testomony, the motif of the firstborn son signs that the promise given to Israel because the firstborn son was once fulfilled in Christ and the Christian neighborhood.
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The Firstborn Son in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity: A Study of Primogeniture and Christology (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft) by Kyu Seop Kim