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In: Coping with Violence in the New Testament
In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

Abstract

The article deals with some problems concerning the textual transmission of the book of Tobit. A few of its Greek manuscripts cannot surely be classified in the categories of GI, GII and GIII. The newly edited Qumran fragments should not be interpreted as witnesses of a single Urtext but point to a variety of different semitic Tobit 'texts'. The impossibility to reconstruct an Urtext of Tobit also raises methodological questions about the relations of textual, form, source, and redactional criticism. The authors plead for a synoptic approach which does justice to the value of this textual diversity.

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
Martyrdom and Imitation in Early Christian Texts and Art
This volume explores the phenomenon of Christian martyrdom and ideas of “following Christ”, in particular focusing on theological and pragmatic difficulties in the early Christian period. How can martyrs successfully follow Christ without themselves entering into a competition with him? What happens when the idea of following Christ so faithfully as to experience martyrdom becomes impossible because of the fundamentally different living situation of the faithful? How do Christian concepts of the model and of imitation compare to pagan traditions of “exempla”? Contributions from classical philology, ancient history, theology, and art history suggest some answers to these questions, drawing equally on ancient literature and material culture.