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Bibil Identifier bibil:203871
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Tabitha: The Gazelle of Joppa (Acts 9:36-41)
Author Strelan, Rick
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 39, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 77-86 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article argues that the name Tabitha (Acts 9:36), which means "gazelle," when read as a metaphor for a proselyte in the Acts narrative, highlights the issue of boundaries in some early Christian communities. It also suggests that Joppa, the town in which Tabitha lived, might be read as a symbol of "mixing," one of the crucial issues in Jewish and Christian self-definition.
DOI 10.1177/0146107909103881
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Proselytes
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Purity - Impurity
Pericopes Acts of the Apostles 9,36-9,41
Terms Ταβιθά
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