Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World, vol. 10
Edited by Ruth Scodel
The Law of Nature, the Law of Moses and the Law of Freedom
After showing how past interpretation of James's logos has been guided by a problematic essentialist approach to Christian origins, the Stoic theory of law is reconstructed with special attention to Cicero's concept of "implanted reason." Adaptations of the Stoic theory in ancient Jewish and Christian literature are examined, and the Letter of James is analyzed in detail.
The work makes original contributions to the study of James and of Stoicism. It also highlights the importance of broad reconstructions of Christian origins for the interpretation of the early Christian literature.
Papers from the St. Andrews Conference on the Historical Origins of the Worship of Jesus
Edited by Newman, James Davila and Lewis
This volume fills this gap in four distinctive ways: (1) by re-examining the theological force of "monotheism" during the Second Temple period; (2) by retracing the historical steps of Christianity's adaptation / mutation / re-definition of Jewish monotheism; (3) by exploring and debating the influence of non-Jewish traditions on this process; and (4) by mapping the ways in which Christianity's unique appropriation of Jewish monotheism helps explain the intriguing relationships among emerging Christian, Jewish and Gnostic communities.
In particular, the eighteen essays demonstrate how the creation mythic of narratives, the revelatory power of mystical experiences, and the sociology of community formation capitalized on the Jewish meditoral tradition to encourage and legitimate the Christian praxis of Christ-devotion.
A Classification of Conjectures on the Text of the New Testament
Bart L.F. Kamphuis, Jan L.H. Krans, Silvia Castelli and Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte
leave behind”) 43 —any omission that is neither regarded as intentional, nor can be explained by the repetition of text as in haplography, nor by any other type of cause. 44 1.3.2. “Contagion”— a change caused by adaptation to words recently copied or just about to be copied. 45 1.3.3. Synonym —any
et allusions bibliques dans la litérature patristique (Paris: Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scienti ﬁ que, 1975—), references without distinction not only citations, adaptations, and allusions but even reminiscences of only remote relationship to the text. 2 See Lionel North, “The Use
The Relationship between Revelation 12 and the Targumic Expansion of Genesis 3:15
Pauline Paris Buisch
combines two distinct sources. 26 The first is the drama of the woman in labor pains, her male child, and the dragon (verses 1-6, 13-17). Though there is debate about which myth serves as the primary background to this narrative, this first source is generally considered to be an adaptation of the myths
Dominika A. Kurek-Chomycz
Fourth Evangelist’s adaptation of the anointing story, highlighting the sensory elements and pointing out that they are an important, albeit often neglected, indication of the Johannine redaction. Keywords olfaction; anointing in Bethany; sense imagery; Gospel of John; John 12:3 1. Introduction The New
L.J. Lietaert Peerbolte
. H. von Lips discusses Wisdom traditions in early Christianity under the title "Christus as Sophia". He stresses the variety in Jewish Wisdom material and the variety in the Christian adaptation of it. He devotes attention to early elements in the letters of Paul and in Q. To sum up: this is a
adaptation of a saying like that now found in Luke xii 8 f. 2) Matthew follows Mark on each occasion. Luke transforms the first into a non-parousia reference and omits the "seeing" in the third (Luke xxii 69). Matthew nowhere has the verb in connection with the parousia except in dependence on Mark, nor has