Gregory R. Lanier is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Dean of Students at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. A recent graduate of Cambridge University, this work is an adaption of Lanier’s dissertation under the guidance of Simon Gathercole. Lanier’s work falls within the cross-sections of early Christology, the use of Israel’s Scriptures in the NT, and contemporary metaphor theory (CMT). Specifically, Lanier focuses on the use of four metaphors drawn from the OT and Jewish tradition and their use in Christologically significant ways in Luke 1:68–69; 1:78–79; 13:34; 20:17–18. His thesis is as follows: “Luke re-maps these metaphors to conceptualize Jesus’ identity in terms that are reserved for deliverer-figures in some cases in OT/Jewish tradition, but uniquely for the God of Israel in others” (p. 2). It is important to note that, in Lanier’s analysis, he is focusing on Christological metaphors that have not been commented on ad...

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