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Jesus’ ‘Spiritual Death’ As Separation From God

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This chapter describes the Jesus died spiritually (JDS) articulation of Jesus separation from God. It reviews the criticisms of this claim offered by participants in the debate. In the light of these criticisms, the chapter considers the possibility that a separation occurred; and the timing of this possible separation. The chapter considers further aspects of the JDS presentation, to do with the nature of the postulated separation. In some varieties of JDS teaching, Jesus spiritual death is traced from Gethsemane. The chapter indicated that, among other issues, a key consideration concerning Christs possible separation from God is interpretation of his cry of dereliction, and of various other New Testament data. It reviews past interpretations of the cry. The chapter offers an exegesis of Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34, where it is recorded. It considers wider New Testament perspectives relevant to the possibility of a separation.

Keywords: Christs possible separation; cry of dereliction; God; Jesus died spiritually (JDS); Jesus spiritual death; Mark; Matthew; New Testament data



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