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Bibil Identifier bibil:143836
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Curse of the Law (Galatians 3.13): Crucifixion, Persecution, and Deuteronomy 21.22-23
Author O'Brien, Kelli S.
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 29, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Language English
Pages 55-76 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract It is widely accepted that Christians were persecuted for preaching a crucified messiah because, according to Deut. 21.22-23, one who is crucified is also accursed. However, the arguments in favor of that position are weak. A larger examination of Jewish texts on Deut. 21.22-23 and crucifixion per se demonstrate that attitudes toward crucifixion and its victims were generally very different. The article concludes that Deut. 21.22-23 is an unlikely basis for early Jewish rejection and persecution of Christianity and that other causes should be sought.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Persecution
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Relationship with Other Religious or Philosophical Movements : Christianity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Crucifixion
Pericopes Galatians 3,13
Deuteronomy 21,22-21,23
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