In The Vine and the Son of Man (my review), Andrew Streett reveals Psalm 80 as an overlooked but important contribution to the Messianic portrait in both the Old and New Testaments. He considers the role of the Psalm within the Psalter, as an influence behind Daniel 7, its interpretation in Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism, and then the New Testament in Mark’s Gospel, the Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Mk 12) and Jesus’ true vine discourse in John 15.
Tag: Psalm 80
An entire 232-page book on one 19-verse Psalm? If that sounds unbearably dull then you may be surprised. The Vine and the Son of Man – Andrew Streett’s revised doctoral dissertation reproduced through Fortress Press’ Emerging Scholars series – is a prime example of the cornucopia of fruits one can reap from a close and careful study of the Word. Streett plumbs the depths of the oft-overlooked Psalm 80, paying a close attention to how it became interpreted eschatologically and messianically in the completed Psalter, the OT, Second Temple literature, and the NT.