Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Baptism Of God's Beloved Son

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The three potential evocations of the figure of Isaac in the first chapter of the Gospel are intriguing, but perhaps not of sufficient significance in and of themselves to establish that the Gospel of Matthew operates with a thoroughgoing Isaac typology beyond the first chapter. In the scene of the baptism, however, the Model Reader discovers allusions to Gen 22, a discovery which suggests that Jesus will mirror Isaac not only in birth but also in death. Genesis 22:2, 12, and 16 on one hand and Matt 3:17 on the other share five words in precise sequence, a fact often neglected. The former verses describe Isaac as the beloved son of Abraham, while the latter verse deems Jesus the beloved Son of God. In short, the Matthean baptism of Jesus and the biblical Akedah share conspicuously similar language.

Keywords: Abraham; Akedah; baptism; biblical; Genesis; Gospel of Matthew; Isaac; Jesus; model reader; Son of God



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The New Isaac — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation