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Bibil Identifier bibil:200555
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Comparison of Humans to Animals in 2 Peter 2,10b-22
Author Callan, Terrance
Journal Biblica (Volume: 90, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 101-113 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A striking feature of 2 Peter 2,10b-22 is the author’s multiple references to similarities and differences between humans and animals. This essay illuminates this aspect of 2 Peter 2,10b-22 by investigating comparison of humans to animals by writers older than, and (roughly) contemporary with, 2 Peter. Comparison of humans to animals is very common in the ancient world. Such comparison can be neutral, positive, or negative. 2 Peter’s comparison of humans with animals is of this last kind. Although 2 Peter’s negative comparison of humans to animals is generally similar to comparisons made by others, the specific ways 2 Peter compares them are unique.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Animal
Pericopes 2 Peter 2,10-2,22
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