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soul as a subpart of the martyrs which is meant here, making a reference to their living on more natural than that of their coming to life. The supposed parallels pointed to by premillennialists in an effort to discount the fact that the genitive τῶν πεπελεκισµένων in 20:4 rules out a synecdoche

In: Novum Testamentum
Author: J. Andrew Doole

Vergil ( Aen . 4.653), but without reference to the original contexts he suggests that the words of Dido are available for use by anyone ( quisquis ) as a means to improve one’s outlook on life. 20 His formulation is also different, with a FPP “let us” followed by words to quote in the FPS ing (i

In: Novum Testamentum
Author: Michael Pope

, involuntary, non-vitiating affective states. 3 Incidence of προπάθειαι thus allows students and sages alike to accommodate temporarily but not assent finally to the various stimuli intrinsic to ordinary living. 4 The Stoic can be shoved, stumble forward, and finally recover his balance, to use a physical

In: Novum Testamentum
Author: Susan Docherty

* This paper is a revised version of a public lecture given on the occasion of the retirement of Maarten Menken as Professor of New Testament Exegesis in the School of Catholic Theology at the Universities of Utrecht and Tilburg (22nd March 2013). It is a pleasure to dedicate it to a scholar whose

In: Novum Testamentum
Author: K.R. Harriman

life. I have already listed several more well-known and widely cited examples, but the category of “heroes” requires further explication. As Brown observes, “At the most basic level a hero was a cult recipient who was mortal at some point.” 32 When the gods granted special favor to these heroes by

In: Novum Testamentum

-Roman writers accused their opponents of other things that showed lack of self-control, such as excess in food, drink, or concern for one’s appearance. Studying ancient speeches of blame, Jennifer Knust notes that the ancient Greco-Roman writers also accused each other of having to work for a living, hating one

In: Jesus and Other Men
Author: Paul W. Meyer

the end is an historically im- plausible Apollinarian Christ who lives a human life but has no human will, who is motivated rather by a divine purpose and consciousness. In sum, they have evaded the form-critical protest and aligned themselves with ALBERT SCHWEITZER, insisting on treating the gospels

In: Novum Testamentum
Author: J.N. Sevenster

Epictetus. In actual fact andragogic, not pedagogic, at least if this word is interpreted according to its composition in Greek: Epictetus did not educate children, he wanted to guide young people, educate them and, especially, induce them to adopt a certain attitude to life. And apparently he always had

In: Novum Testamentum
Author: Oscar S. Brooks

in Christ-there is no being born anew into a unique dimension of existence. The third stanza of the hymn recalls the role of the Holy Spirit in the reader's salvation (vss. 10-12). It was the force instrumental in bringing the good news to them. The Holy Spirit was that which inspired or motivated

In: Novum Testamentum

’s deliverance as a people from the social conditions of slavery in Egypt cannot be likened to the individual Christian’s deliverance from life under the dominion of sin in the old, apocalyptic eon into the liber- ated life in imitation of Jesus Christ’s creative service of mankind in the new eon. Christ does

In: Novum Testamentum