Dr Brant Pitre
In Jesus the Bridegroom, Brant Pitre taps into the wells of Jewish Scripture and tradition to unlock the secrets of the symbol of the Christian faith - the cross of Christ. He shows how the suffering and death of Jesus was far more than a tragic Roman execution: it was the fulfilment of ancient Jewish prophecies of a wedding, when the God of the universe would wed himself to humankind in an everlasting nuptial covenant. Most Christians are familiar with Paul’s teaching that Christ is the ‘Bridegroom’ and the Church is the ‘Bride’. But what does this really mean? How could a first-century Jew like Paul, who knew how brutal Roman crucifixions were, have ever compared the execution of Jesus to a wedding? And why does he refer to this as the “great mystery” (Ephesians 5:32)?
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