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By Robert Menzies

With this research, Menzies units a brand new ordinary for pneumatology. starting with an summary of the pneumatological views of intertestamental Judaism (including literature from the Diaspora, Palestinian, Qumran and rabbinic sources), the 1st part concludes that for the main half those resources 'consistently determine adventure of the Spirit with prophetic inspiration'. the subsequent part goals to discover Luke's special pneumatology, utilising a redaction severe approach to research as a way to illustrate Luke's equally constant portrayal of the Spirit because the resource of prohetic proposal, instead of because the resource of Christian lifestyles. the ultimate part is going directly to discover how this end affects on modern theological mirrored image and non secular lifestyles. Robert P. Menzies is Lecturer in New testomony at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Baguio urban, Philippines.

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Turner's work resembled that of Haya-Prats in many ways. 4 Here, however, is where the paths of Turner and Haya-Prats diverge. Haya-Prats had argued that the gift of the Spirit had two aspects, neither of which related directly to ordinary Christian existence. Turner, on the other hand, insisted that for Luke the Pentecostal gift was the means of communication between the Lord and his disciples. 5 Turner and Haya-Prats sought to resolve the tension in von Baer's work and build a bridge between the schools of Gunkel and Buchsel.

183. 1. Introduction 31 Dunn's case rests on three pivotal arguments. ' Dunn/following in the steps of H. von Baer and H. 2 The decisive transition points are Jesus' Jordan experience and Pentecost. 3 Each is linked to the bestowal of the Spirit. 4 Dunn, like Biichsel, views Jesus' Jordan experience as the decisive point in his life. And with Biichsel, Dunn also sees Jesus' reception of the Spirit as more than simply an anointing with power. It is Jesus' entry into the new age and covenant. 5 Yet Dunn is reluctant to say with Biichsel that Jesus' sense of sonship flowed from his reception of the Spirit.

Nevertheless, the Jewish authors of the period, like Josephus, exhibit a remarkable reluctance to attribute miraculous deeds to the Spirit. 1. See F. Manns, Le symbole eau-esprit (1983), p. 147 n. 33; and Best, 'Josephus', pp. 224-25. 2. The Diaspora Literature 57 4. Wisdom of Solomon The author of Wisdom employs with a variety of meanings. The term refers to breath or wind,1 a permeating force which 'fills the world' and holds all things together (Wis. 7), the source of physical life, and the source of wisdom.

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