By John T. Fitzgerald, Thomas H. Olbricht, L. Michael White

This quantity includes 28 essays in honor of Abraham J. Malherbe, whose paintings has been specifically influential in exploring modes of cultural interplay among early Jews and Christians and their Graeco-Roman neighbours. Following an introductory essay at the difficulties inherent to such comparative reports within the historical past of recent testomony scholarship, the essays are grouped into 5 subject components: Graphos - semantics and writing, Ethos - ethics and ethical characterization, emblems - rhetoric and literary expression, Ethnos - self-definition and acculturation, and Nomos - legislations and normative values. a few key examples are stories facing The Greek notion of "Divine Nature" and its relation to the "Divine guy" culture; Compilation of Letters in Cicero's assortment; Radical Altruism in Paul; Greek principles of harmony and Cosmic concord in 1 Clement; The Rhetorical Use of Friendship Motifs in Galatians compared to moment Sophistic Orators; Wills and Testaments in Graeco-Roman standpoint.

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So, too, for much of the classical tradition—it must either anticipate the triumph of Christianity or be considered its antithesis. 1 John J. Collins, “The Sibylline Oracles,” in Jewish Writings from the Second Temple Period: Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Qumran, Sectarian Writings, Philo, Josephus, ed. by M. E.  () –. 2 Other classical motifs abound. For example, in the Last Judgment scene there is a vignette of Charon ferrying a boatload of the damned to hell. For an early source of Fitzgerald.

Enke, ), now conveniently available as The Ethics of the Stoic Epictetus: An English Translation (trans. by W. O. Stephens; Revisioning Philosophy ; New York: Peter Lang, ). For Bonhöffer’s Auseinandersetzung with Rudolf Bultmann on the relationship of Epictetus to the New Testament, see Bultmann, “Das religiöse Moment in der ethischen Unterweisung des Epiktet und das Neue Testament,” ZNW  () –, –, and Bonhöffer, “Epiktet und das Neue Testament,” ZNW  () – . 30 Heinrici, Der literarische Charakter der neutestamentlichen Schriften (Leipzig: Dürr’sche Buchhandlung, )  n.

See Kurt Aland, “Das Corpus Hellenisticum,” TLZ  () –, and “The Corpus Hellenisticum,” NTS  (–) –. Fitzgerald. 02_White. Proef 3. 02, page 24. 42 Interest in the relationship continued through Bultmann and his students but often drifted more into Religionsgeschichte. 43 The project continued through the subsequent leadership of Theodor Klauser, who developed it into both a lexical project (the Reallexikon für Antike und Christentum, begun in ) and a journal (the Jahrbuch für Antike und Christentum, begun in ).

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