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Bibil Identifier bibil:205953
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Accommodations of Joseph and Mary in Bethlehem: Κατάλυμα in Luke 2.7
Author Carlson, Stephen C.
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 56, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 326-342 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The identity of the κατάλυμα in Luke 2.7 has been debated among Western scholars for over five hundred years. Proposals have ranged from an inn to a guest room. This article argues that the term κατάλυμα has a generic sense of ‘place to stay’ and that the final clause of Luke 2.7 should be rendered ‘because they had no space in their place to stay’. Moreover, three clues in the context—Joseph's compliance with the census order, the betrothal of Mary, and the manger—suggest that the accommodations presupposed by Luke are a marital chamber too small for giving birth.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Joseph (Mary's husband)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Mary
Pericopes Luke 2,7
Terms κατάλυμα καταλυμα
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