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The Torn Veil: Matthew's Exposition of the Death of Jesus (Society for New…

by Daniel M. Gurtner

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The book is meticulously researched and carefully argued. Gurtner marginalizes neither historical nor literary concerns (even if the accent falls squarely on the former) as he demonstrates the value of a close reading of the vellum scissum pericope against the backdrop both of the narrative world that emerges in this Gospel and the historical world that gave rise to it. In short, Gurtner's Torn Veil succeeds admirably in pulling back its own curtain-the one that has obscured understanding of Matt 27:51-54 for so many of us.
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In this 2006 text, Daniel M. Gurtner examines the meaning of the rending of the veil at the death of Jesus in Matthew 27:51a by considering the functions of the veil in the Old Testament and its symbolism in Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism. Gurtner incorporates these elements into a compositional exegesis of the rending text in Matthew. He concludes that the rending of the veil is an apocalyptic assertion like the opening of heaven revealing, in part, end-time images drawn from Ezekiel 37. Moreover, when the veil is torn Matthew depicts the cessation of its function, articulating the atoning role of Christ's death which gives access to God not simply in the sense of entering the Holy of Holies (as in Hebrews), but in trademark Matthean Emmanuel Christology: 'God with us'. This underscores the significance of Jesus' atoning death in the first gospel.

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