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This chapter talks about the considerations for a history of religion of Early Christianity. Literature and religious history of early Christianity shown separately are designed as aspects of a historical representation phase of the creation, development and spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire.

In: Reflections on the Early Christian History of Religion - Erwägungen zur frühchristlichen Religionsgeschichte

ZEUS UND JUPITER AUF DEM ZION UND DEM BERG GARIZIM Die Hellenisierung und Romanisierung der Kultstätten des Höchsten VON CILLIERS BREYTENBACH Berlin Dem Kollegen Peter Welten zum 60. Geburtstag Der Einflul3 der griechischen Kultur, die sich seit Alexander entsprechend der Verbreitung der griechischen 7tÓÂEtÇ nach Osten hin ausdehnte, ist nicht am Judentum und seinen Institutionen vorJbergegangen.? Die Romer ihrerseits haben der Hellenisierung des Nahen Ostens einschlief3- lich Palastinas durch militarische Prdsenz und Gründung von coloniae nochmaligen Vorschub geleistet.2 Die folgenden Ausfuhrungen mochten die Hellenisierung und Romanisierung der Kultstatten, an denen der Gott der Vater von den Juden und Samaritern verehrt

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
In: Jewish and Christian Communal Identities in the Roman World
In: Text-Critical and Hermeneutical Studies in the Septuagint
In: The Quest for the Real Jesus
The Death of Christ in Graeco-Roman Metaphors
How did the first Christians interpret the death of Christ? The answer lies within the earliest Christian documents, primarily within the Pauline letters. Before the users of a modern language could hope to come near an adequate description of what was expressed in these Greek texts of the first Christians, they have to deconstruct layers of later dogmatic interpretation. They need to keep to descriptive terminology reflecting the Greek of the sources and to trace the origin of the metaphoric language early Christians like Paul used. This volume sets out to construct some of the Jewish and Greco-Roman patterns of thought which were initially utilised to express the meaning of the death of Christ.
Studien zu Apostelgeschichte 13f.: 16,6: 18,23 und den Adressaten des Galaterbriefes
This study poses and answers two questions: 1. What is the basis in the tradition for the Acts 13 and 14 narrative about Paul's and Barnabas' mission on Cyprus and in southern Galatia? 2. Who are the addressees of the letter to the Galatians?
Using the extant inscriptions and literary sources that relate to the provinces of Cyprus and Galatia in the early Roman Empire, the above questions are addressed to Acts and Galatians, and answered as follows: 1 Acts 13-14 contains so much local colour as to rule out the thesis that the so-called first missionary journey is fictional. 2. Paul's letter to the Galatians is addressed to the churches in southern Galatia - Antioch, Iconium, Lystra and Derbe. The hypothesis of a north-Galatian setting is shown to be improbable in the light of the geographical, archaeological and epigraphic evidence.
In this collection of thematically arranged essays on the Gospel according to Mark, the first part highlights its reception in early Christianity, its text form as an episodic narrative and its relation to contemporary genres. It recognizes Mark’s dependence on traditions from and about Jesus of Nazareth and the presupposed knowledge about the narrated locations in Galilee. The second part focuses on the discourse itself, presenting studies on style, use of metaphor, intertextuality, and strategies of persuasion. The third part treats the Christology, ethics and eschatology and the way in which the narrator gives meaning to Jesus’s death. The fourth part returns to the burning issue of what lies behind Mark and how we can study it, ending with a proposal to discuss the composition of the narrative within the framework of performance theory.
In: Paulus und Barnabas in der Provinz Galatien
In: Paulus und Barnabas in der Provinz Galatien