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Bibil Identifier bibil:202522
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Claim of John 7.15 and the Memory of Jesus' Literacy
Author Keith, Chris
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 56, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 44-63 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article argues that John 7.15 claims neither literacy nor illiteracy for Jesus, but rather that Jesus was able to confuse his opponents with regards to his scribal literacy. According to the Johannine narrator, Jesus' opponents assumed he did not ‘know letters’, but also acknowledged that he taught as if he did. This article also suggests that the claim of John 7.15 is historically plausible in light of first-century Christianity's corporate memory(ies) of Jesus' literacy.
DOI doi:10.1017/S0028688509990130
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus : Education
Pericopes John 7,15
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