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Bibil Identifier bibil:202016
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The References to the Time and Place of the Crucifixion in the Peri Pascha of Melito of Sardis
Author von Wahlde, Urban C.
Journal The Journal of Theological Studies (Volume: 60, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 556-569 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract After the time of the gospels, Melito of Sardis is the first Christian writer of whom we have a record to make reference to the place where Jesus was crucified. His references to the place of crucifixion have been thought to reflect knowledge of where the site of Golgotha was located within the plan of second-century Aelia Capitolina. However, a survey of all his references to the time and place of crucifixion indicates that they are governed by Melito's rhetorical purposes and are not historically reliable.
DOI 10.1093/jts/flp092
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Melito of Sardis
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology (Christianity) : Sites : Jerusalem : Golgotha
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