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"King of Israel" and "Do Not Fear, Daughter of Zion"

The Use of Zephaniah 3 in John 12

Direct Price: $49.99 $40.00
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781629954110
Publication Date 07/31/18

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This thoroughly researched, groundbreaking examination of John 12:13–15 demonstrates the seminal role that Zephaniah 3:14–15 plays in John’s portrayal of Jesus as the King of Israel, the Lord whose return Zephaniah prophesied, the righteous King who brings salvation to Jew and Gentile and whose presence teaches us not to fear.


“Tachick’s exploration of the evocative use of Zephaniah 3 in the triumphal entry account in John’s Gospel exemplifies best practices in intracanonical, intertextual studies. It is thoroughly researched, cogently argued, and keenly sensitive to the broader literary-theological contexts.”

—Dennis E. Johnson, Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary California

“Makes important contributions to our understanding the Fourth Gospel’s use of the Old Testament and of the book of Zephaniah alike. The author’s expertise in discourse linguistics lends methodological clarity and nuance to his exegesis, which interacts capably with an impressive range of scholarship. Together with his keen theological eye, this makes it an excellent example of solidly grounded whole-Bible interpretation.”

—Daniel C. Timmer, Professor of Biblical Studies, Doctoral Program, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

“Tachick’s methodology is sound, his research is thorough, and his argumentation is careful. He makes a compelling case for his ‘Zephaniah proposal’ and at the same time provides important insights into the study of both Zephaniah and John’s Gospel.”

—E. Ray Clendenon, Senior Editor of Bible and Reference Publishing, B&H Publishing Group

“In this thoroughly researched and well-written study, the author makes a very plausible case for the use of Zephaniah 3 in John 12. Tachick clearly articulates and capably defends his thesis, excelling in both in-depth analysis and theological synthesis.”

—Andreas J. Köstenberger, Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary


The Author

Christopher S. Tachick

Christopher S. Tachick

Christopher S. Tachick (M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Th.M., Bethlehem College & Seminary) is a member of Wycliffe Bible Translators serving as a translation consultant with Seed Company.