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Bibil Identifier bibil:203807
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Structure and Composition of 5 Ezra
Author Bergren, Theodore A.
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 64, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 115-139 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract 5 Ezra (2 Esdras 1-2), an early Christian pseudepigraphical writing, describes God's decision to abandon his originally chosen people and transfer his patrimony to a new, “coming” people. This paper argues that 5 Ezra represents a radically revisionist, Christian supersessionist reading of the apocryphal book of Baruch (1 Baruch). This reading was influenced by a number of other biblical sources, most notably Psalm 78, the synoptic gospels, Galatians 4:21-31, and the book of Revelation. The author of 5 Ezra drew overarching structural frameworks for his book from both the book of Baruch and Galatians 4:21-31, melding these two sets of structural principles into an integrated literary whole.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Ezra : 5 Ezra
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Deuterocanonical : Baruch
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Revelation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Covenant
Pericopes Psalms 78
Galatians 4,21-4,31
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