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New PDF release: A Most Reliable Witness: Essays in Honor of Ross Shepard

By Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Nathaniel DesRosiers, Shira L. Lander, Jacqueline Pastis, Daniel Ullucci

ISBN-10: 1930675941

ISBN-13: 9781930675940

Rejoice a trailblazer within the components of ladies and faith, Jews and Judaism, and earliest Christianity within the old Mediterranean

Ross Kraemer is Professor Emerita within the division of spiritual reviews at Brown college. This quantity of essays, conceived and produced through scholars, colleagues, and acquaintances bears witness to the breadth of her personal scholarly pursuits. individuals contain Theodore A. Bergren, Debra Bucher, Lynn Cohick, Mary Rose D’Angelo, Nathaniel P. DesRosiers, Robert Doran, Jennifer Eyl, Paula Fredriksen, John G. Gager, Maxine Grossman, Kim Haines-Eitzen, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Jordan Kraemer, Robert A. Kraft, Shira L. Lander, Amy-Jill Levine, Susan Marks, E. Ann subject, Renee Levine Melammed, Susan Niditch, Elaine Pagels, Adele Reinhartz, Jordan Rosenblum, Sarah Schwarz, Karen B. Stern, Stanley ok. Stowers, Daniel Ullucci, Arthur Urbano, Heidi Wendt, and Benjamin G. Wright.

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- Articles that research either old and glossy texts in cross-cultural and trans-historical perspective
- Twenty-eight unique essays on historical Judaism, Christianity, and girls within the Greco-Roman world

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F. 53; Münster: Aschendorff, 2008), 71–148. 2 But this is not comparable: sister is still a strong kinship relationship, whereas Paul denies any relationship. Denied any relationship to a man in a strange town, a young woman alone on the street of a Greek town falls into the category of a prostitute, as she is neither at her home nor accompanied by a male relative nor married. No wonder Alexander thinks he can take her away. By shaming the local official in charge of arranging the games, ­Thecla perhaps loses a further relationship.

11. The characterization of Nerkella in Acts Phil. V–VII as a rich Jewish woman is unique in the apocryphal acts genre. With the exception of Mariamne, who appears in the martyrdom section of the Acts of Philip as Philip’s sister, nowhere else in this genre do we see Jewish women. As noted above, we do see some Jewish detractors in the apocryphal acts, but we do not see Jewish women actively participating in either the opposition or their conversion. 12. One wonders whether this focus on material possessions is also a swipe at Jews.

Snyder rejects this proposal (Acts of Paul 143 n. 154) and suggests, rather implausibly, that the first mention could mean either that she struck herself or that she cast off her loincloth. Doran: Thecla and the Governor 19 that flashed around (περιήστραψεν) Paul on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:2), and that tongues of fire came upon the apostles at Pentecost (Acts 2:3). 6 When Alexander has Thecla bound by her feet between two bulls and sets red-hot irons beneath their penises, this flame around Thecla burns the ropes and she is free.

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