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Jesus Wept: The Significance of Jesus’ Laments in the New Testament
Eklund, Rebekah

New York: Bloomsbury, 2015 pp. xiv + 207. $112.00

Series Information
Library of New Testament Studies, 515


Description: Lament does not seem to be a pervasive feature of the New Testament, particularly when viewed in relation to the Old Testament. A careful investigation of the New Testament, however, reveals that it thoroughly incorporates the pattern of Old Testament lament into its proclamation of the gospel, especially in the person of Jesus Christ as he both prays and embodies lament. As an act that fundamentally calls upon God to be faithful to God's promises to Israel and to the church, lament in the New Testament becomes a prayer of longing for God's kingdom, which has been inaugurated in the ministry and resurrection of Jesus, fully to come.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Other Methods

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Review by Leonard Maré
Published 3/2/2017
Citation: Leonard Maré, review of Rebekah Eklund, Jesus Wept: The Significance of Jesus’ Laments in the New Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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