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Bibil Identifier bibil:205516
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) With Homi Bhabha at the Jerusalem City Gates: A Postcolonial Reading of the ‘Triumphant’ Entry (Mark 11.1-11)
Author Leander, Hans
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 32, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 309-335 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article investigates Mark’s story about Jesus’ ‘triumphal’ entry and its relation to Roman imperialism. The article’s first part analyses how that relation has been understood in both a late nineteenth-century biblical commentary and a contemporary political reading respectively. In the article’s second part, a reading is suggested that is informed by the postcolonial theorist Homi Bhabha. Special attention is given to how Jesus acquires the colt by ἀγγαρεία, how he is greeted, and how the procession ends anticlimactically in the temple. The entry story with its subsequent temple incident, it is argued, could be taken as mimicry of celebratory welcomes. This places Jesus in an interstitial third space in-between a clear-cut anti- and pro-Roman position, a space that is characterized by colonial ambivalence.10.1177/0142064X09357676
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus : Entry into Jerusalem
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Empire
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Postcolonialism
Pericopes Mark 11,1-11,1
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