Adam as Dorian Gray


Peter Leithart writes:

Matthew quotes Isaiah 53:4 to explain how Jesus removes illness and uncleanness (Matthew 8:17). Jesus radiates life, and that life heals the sick and raises the dead.  Jesus also accepts death and uncleanness on Himself, to be borne away on the cross. This latter process shows Jesus as temple. Milgrom says that the tabernacle is Israel’s “picture of Dorian Gray,” the magnet where the uncleanness and sin of Israel registers.  Jesus the new temple is the new picture of Dorian Gray.

As temple, “He became sin who knew no sin, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

Peter Leithart, Jesus the Temple.

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