Richard B. Hays is Dean and Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School. His previous publications include Reading the Bible Intertextually (2009), The Moral Vison of the New Testament (1997), First Corinthians (Interpretation Bible Commentaries, 1997) and Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul (1993).
'Hays opens new and striking vistas on texts we thought we knew - and, particularly, on the early church's remarkable belief in Jesus as the embodiment of Israel's God.' N. T. Wright 'Few people are better qualified than Hays to take us right inside the ways the Gospels interpret the Old Testament. And, as though that were not enough for one short book, his hermeneutical quest also delivers a christological result. He shows how, precisely in their reading of the Old Testament, each of the Gospels in its own distinctive way presents Jesus as the very embodiment of the God of Israel. Intertextuality and high christology turn out to be two sides of a coin.' Richard Bauckham, Emeritus Professor, University of St Andrews