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Bibil Identifier bibil:200058
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Roman Crete and the Letter to Titus
Author Wieland, George M.
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 55, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 338-354 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Crete is rarely taken seriously as a plausible actual destination for the NT letter to Titus. Investigation of Roman Crete, however, yields intriguing points of contact with puzzling features of the letter. Patterns of social organisation on the island correlate closely to the structure of behavioural instruction in Titus 2.1–10, suggesting that it might have been shaped specifically to that environment. Unusual elements of the major theological statements in Titus correspond to aspects of Cretan religion in ways that could represent intentional engagement. There are implications for identifying the letter's provenance and interpreting it as a missionary document.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688509000241
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Crete
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Pastoral Epistles : Epistle to Titus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Isis
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