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The noble death : Graeco-Roman martyrology and Paul's concept of salvation / David Seeley.

Seeley, David. (Author).
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Subject: Bible. Epistles of Paul.
Bible. New Testament. Épîtres de Paul > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Salvation.
Salut > Enseignement biblique.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567117991
  • ISBN: 0567117995
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (170 pages).
  • Publisher: Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ©1990.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-164) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Editorial Board; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 AUL''S DOCTRINE OF SALVATION AND THE TEMPLE CULTUS; Chapter 2 PAUL''S DOCTRINE OF SALVATION AND THE SUFFERING SERVANT; Chapter 3 PAUL''S DOCTRINE OF SALVATION AND THE BINDING OF ISAAC (GENESIS 22); Chapter 4 PAUL''S DOCTRINE OF SALVATION AND THE MYSTERY RELIGIONS (ATTIS, ADONIS, ISIS, OSIRIS, ELEUSIS); Chapter 5 PAUL''S DOCTRINE OF SALVATION AND THE CONCEPT OF THE NOBLE DEATH; Chapter 6 THE GRECO-ROMAN CONTEXT OF PAUL''S DOCTRINE OF SALVATION; Conclusion; Bibliography.
Summary: For Paul, Jesus' death is vicarious. But in what way, precisely? The author critically reviews the various possibilities, offering evidence that in Paul's thought Jesus is understood as fulfilling a martyr's role rather than as a cultic sacrifice or as patterned after biblical models such as the Suffering Servant or the Isaac figure. The essential aspects of the concept of the Noble Death, found in the martyr stories of 2 and 4 Maccabees and in Graeco-Roman literature, are clearly discernible also in Paul's interpretation of the death of Jesus. Paul was very much a man of his time, and the con.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
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Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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