Classics and the Bible: Hospitality and Recognition
Bloomsbury Academic, 22/11/2007 - 192 páginas
"Classics and the Bible" looks at story-patterns and themes which Greek and Latin literature shares with the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament. Direct influence or a common source can explain some similarities, but uncannily parallel plots and forms of expression seem more often to occur independently. Classical and biblical texts constantly illuminate each other. Hospitality and recognition are central themes in both traditions, and also metaphors about the relation between them. Classical and biblical authors alike tell stories which need to be read in the light of other stories. The relation between the present and the heroic past is crucial to both traditions, and both raise fundamental questions about the relation of text and reader. The first three chapters consider the subject from the classical side: Homer, the Greek tragedians and Plato, and Virgil; the fourth turns to the New Testament; and the fifth to aspects of later reception. Readers should ideally be equipped with a Bible, English translations of a few major classical authors, and an open mind.
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They belong broadly to the world of the original hearers ( being reduced to
feeding pigs is especially shocking in a Jewish context ) , but beyond that they
appear to be fictitious . In fact , rather in the same way that the invented myths of
Plato or ...
We may prefer to envisage a literary re - casting of history , though we have seen
that the speeches in Acts are addressed to the reader as well as to their original
audiences . The winning of Greece is the beginning of the mission to the world ...
Thus it is suggested that the story garbles a ritual cry which accompanied the
annual commemoration of his death : its original form would have had not
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