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Danielís Son of Man in Mark: A Redefinition of the Jerusalem Temple and the Formation of a New Covenant Community
Snow, Robert S.

Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2016 pp. ix + 225. $29.00


Description: Through the use of current intertextual methods and narrative criticism, this book offers a fresh examination of the Son of Man in Mark, developing the conclusions of Morna Hooker's 1967 work, The Son of Man in Mark: A Study of the Background of the Term "Son of Man" and Its Use in St. Mark's Gospel. Contrary to recent scholarship that argues Mark's Son of Man does not make any thematic or christological contribution to the Gospel and/or that the OT background of the Son of Man phrase is irrelevant, this work demonstrates that the Son of Man, when examined in light of Daniel 7, advances one of Mark's major themes: the transition of the locus of Yahweh's saving presence from the Jerusalem temple to a new covenant community that is not only founded on the Son of Man's sacrificial death but also is vindicated at his coming in the heavenly temple.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Apocalyptic Literature, Daniel, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Mark, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, New Testament Use of Old Testament

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Review by Max Botner
Published 4/26/2018
Citation: Max Botner, review of Robert S. Snow, Danielís Son of Man in Mark: A Redefinition of the Jerusalem Temple and the Formation of a New Covenant Community, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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