interior woman will bear in
pain. For in this way, woman is ‘Life’ and mother of the living. It
is then demonstrated with the help of a number of proof texts that
the Bible often refers to sin as ‘death’. If this is so, it is also probable
that our animal self (animalis illa pars nostra), when it obeys
to show that folk sayings can say absurd things about mosquitoes that should not be taken literally. In other words, it is only after a second absurd folk saying that the rabbis of the Talmud are willing to cast doubt on their real-life veracity.
The text ends with a typical rabbinic harmonizing
has noted in a separate article, account for one third of the
65 Quinn, The QJ1est qfSeth, p. 16.
66 Levison, Portraits, pp. 163, 167-68.
67 Dejonge and Tromp, Life, p. 45.
68 Dejonge and Tromp, Life, p. 47.
69 See B.l - Which Kind of Testament?
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whole writing."?Taken with the opening
typical definition of ethics as “moral phi-
losophy,” or “a consideration of the various kinds of questions that arise in thinking about
how one ought to live one’s life,” see, e.g., the introductory remarks by Jack Glickman
in Moral Philosophy: An Introduction (ed. J. Glickman; New York: St. Martin
the basis of that information the Lukan audience
can be described with some accuracy. a further presupposition would
seem to be that this description of the community’s life situation will pro-
vide sharper insight into those very themes which have provided the basis
of the description. in short
as opposed to Chist-
ian background, for example through having been synagogue adher-
Earlier scholarship was virtually unanimous that the Greek Life was a
Jewish writing . The main exception was Emil Schiirer who in a short
article on the 'Books of Adam' wrote, "Although
living. But this is not a continuation of mere physical life. As
Philo makes clear elsewhere, Cain represents a concept that wicked-
ness is immortal yet at the same time undergoing a perpetual process
of dying.20 This interpretation is found as part of Philo’s critique of
those who sought to build
left nothing at all except for the Mighty One and His Torah.”2 The
author of 2 Baruch is a strong advocate of a Torah–centered Judaism,
and the admonition to observe Torah is a constant theme in his book.
“Your Torah is life, your wisdom is rectitude” (38:2), Baruch exclaims.
Those who live by
, because she was the mother
of all living beings. (21) And the Lord God made for Adam and for
his wife garments of skin and clothed them.18
The Septuagint is a Greek translation of a pre-Masoretic Hebrew
original. There are numerous differences between LXX and MT
regarding a variety of aspects, such as a
the past several decades, so that prioritizing virgin, virginity, and tokens of virginity in translations is no longer appropriate. Instead, as synecdoche for a stage of life, בתולה and בתולים refer to girls of marriageable age and to aspects of this stage. Through my exegetical work and research