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Bibil Identifier bibil:156573
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Italian, Long) La caverna dell'esilio
Title (Italian, ) Momenti della religione iranica nel mondo aramaico
Author Albrile, Ezio
Journal Orientalia Christiana Periodica (Volume: 75, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language Italian
Pages 157-174 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract According to Matt. 2, 1-12, after Jesus was born, while Herod was king, "wise men from the East" arrived in Jerusalem with gifts for the new-born Messiah, saying that they had seen his Star in the East. This hapax in the NT Gospel narratives goes back to an Iranian religious tradition about the birth of the Zoroastrian Saviour, the Saoshyant. This narrative is included in some Aramaean (Syriac)-Christian texts related to the so-called "Adam's Books." One of the most important of these texts is the "Book of the Cave of Treasures," which testifies to an Iranian-Aramaean religious koinè. Such writers as Herodotus, Strabo (15, 727. 733) and Plutarch (On Isis and Osir. 46) were familiar with the Zoroastrian Magi: similar traditions feed the legendary world (Aggadic) to which the work of Matthew makes reference.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Persia : Religion : Zoroastrianism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Other Texts : Cave of Treasures
Pericopes Matthew 2,1-2,12
Terms μάγος
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