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Bibil Identifier bibil:204318
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Artemis and Asiarchs
Title (English, ) Some Remarks on Ephesian Local Colour in Acts 19
Author Witetschek, Stephan
Journal Biblica (Volume: 90, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 334-355 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Luke’s account about Paul’s stay in Ephesos (Acts 19) is well known for its strong local colour, two elements of which are studied in this contribution: the asiarchs (19,31) and the title νεωκρόνος (temple-warden) for Ephesos (19,35). The appearance of asiarchs in Acts questions the view that the asiarchs were the highpriests of the provincial imperial cult. Acts 19,35 contributes to the discussion about city-titles in the 1st-3rd centuries CE. In both instances, Acts is a source not so much for the narrated time of Paul, but rather for Luke’s own time, and as such of interest for both exegetes and historians.
Pericopes Acts of the Apostles 19
Terms νεωκόρος
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