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For the disciples and the Early Church, answers to their questions came from the Hebrew Scriptures, what Christians call the Old Testament.
If we insist on calling Jesus messiah, we must appreciate that the historical Jesus gave a whole new definition to that title, a definition not found in the Hebrew Scriptures.
Van Wijk-Bos proposes to rectify this by encouraging Christians to develop greater familiarity with Hebrew Scriptures.
The primitive custom of hospitality in the ancient Greco-Roman world benefitted the foreigner in ways similar to biblical stories, (16) but in that Hellenistic context the Hebrew Scripture and the New Testament were formative in the understanding about hospitality in these biblical communities of faith and informed both early Christian tradition and our attempts to recover the roots of that tradition for our day.
The three participants note the continuing barriers that separate the adherents of their faiths: The Christian scriptures reinterpret the Hebrew scriptures, and the Muslim scriptures reinterpret both of these.
They propose that the New Testament incorporates various forms of a Judaic theory of social order, which they define as the foundational understanding of every religious group that identifies itself as Israel, appeals to Torah, and grounds its beliefs and practices with interpretations of Hebrew Scriptures.
Then, it turns out that the interpretation/reinterpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures involved in various translations, and more specifically in Christian appropriation of the Hebrew Scriptures, is determined by "deliberate linguistic manipulation" (275), bias, and concealment: "disguisement, religio-political censorship, and proselytizing redaction .
Jews should read their Hebrew scriptures and remember that they were enslaved in Egypt and should treat the Palestinians with compassion.
So, too, in the Hebrew scriptures the prophets are always scolding the ancient Israelites for conveniently forgetting their own humble origins as slaves and aliens, their covenantal duties to widows, orphans, and strangers.
Van Wijk-Bos devotes a chapter to Sophia in her book, focusing primarily on the wisdom literature in the Hebrew Scriptures, but noting in passing that Sophia Christology was recognized by scholars as the earliest level of Christology, long before the rise of feminist theologians.
He claims that the Hebrew Scriptures presuppose not the presence and reality of God, as some might contend, but the inaccessibility, indeed, the problem of God.
Outside of Sunday liturgy, few lay Catholics may be aware of this powerful poetic legacy from the Hebrew scriptures.