Mark’s account of Yeshua’s death is punctuated with irony. The story of the innocent sufferer in the Hebrew Bible is interlaced with the agony and incongruity of the punishment of the Son of God. The sky darkens with God’s anger, not least his anger directed against his own Son, suffering for his nation and his disciples, drawing on himself the anger of God and bringing the time of woes into reality. That Yeshua’s path to the Roman cross has been deliberate is obvious. That he faces it determined but with the cracks of human weakness is mysterious. That victory should look like this is unspeakable.
Yeshua in Context is due to be released in August. The Sourcebook will be available in September. An audio book produced by First Fruits of Zion will be available in November. And an ebook version of Yeshua in Context should be available for Kindle, iPad, and other readers by September. Email email@example.com to pre-order Yeshua in Context. Also, contact me to come and speak to your group, church, or class.
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