The Baptism of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel

I just received word that my paper, The Baptism of Jesus and the Fulfillment of All Righteousness: An Exploration of Jesus’ Relationship to Israel in Matthew 3:13-17, has been accepted for presentation (publication) at this year’s regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.

This year’s Southeastern Regional meeting will be held, lucky for me, on SEBTS’ (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) campus.  It will be on March 23-24, though I am unsure of the date and time I will be scheduled to present.  You are welcome to come see me flounder as I make my first “appearance” in the scholarly theological world.  The paper’s thesis is as follows: “It is this paper’s contention that Matthew intends his readers to understand Jesus’ baptism through the lens of an exodus event wherein Jesus passes through the Red Sea as the representative head of Israel in order to succeed at all points where Israel has failed, thus fulfilling all righteousness.”

You can find out more about the conference and register to attend here.  The conference theme is “Biblical Theology: Current Trends and Future Prospects.”  The main speakers are Paul House, Scott Hafemann, and Andreas Köstenberger.

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6 Responses to The Baptism of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel

  1. Justin says:


  2. Doug Hilliard says:

    Looking forward to it! Congrats!

  3. Dave Black says:

    Great news! Congrats!

  4. Craig Benno says:

    You have raised some great points. It sounds like a very worthwhile paper and your summary has given me much to reflect on. Is the presentation going to be available as a podcast?

    • jacobcerone says:

      I don’t believe it will be available via podcast. I know that at the annual meeting all the sessions are recorded and then sold at an exorbitant price. If you are interested I can let you know more when I know more.

  5. bowdenblog says:

    Congratulations Jacob!

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