The Meaning of Χριστός (Christ) in Paul with Matthew Novenson (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 2)

September 21, 2022 // The Biblical Languages Podcast


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In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Dr. Kevin Grasso talks with Dr. Matthew Novenson about the meaning of Χριστός (Christ or Messiah) in Paul.

Matthew Novenson is Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Director of the Centre for the Study of Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh. A scholar of religion in antiquity, in particular Judaism and Christianity, he is the author of Christ among the Messiahs (2012), The Grammar of Messianism (2017), and Paul, Then and Now (2022), among other studies.

Kevin and Matthew discuss topics like:

  • How linguistics and word analysis help us understand what Paul means by Χριστός
  • What has been the historical interpretation of Χριστός in Paul?
  • In what ways can previous scholarly consensus on the meaning of Χριστός be challenged?
  • What is the predominant meaning of Χριστός in Paul?

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