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Bibil Identifier bibil:212252
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Reign of God Is Such as These
Title (English, ) A Socio-Literary Analysis of Daughters in the Gospel of Mark
Author Betsworth, Sharon
Series Library of New Testament Studies (Volume: 422)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 61/422
Place 226.3.08
Publishing house T & T Clark
Place London / New York
ISBN 978-0-567-17531-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
164 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Betsworth analyzes the ‘daughters’ in the Gospel of Mark: the woman from the crowd - whom Jesus calls daughter, Jairus’ daughter (5:21-43), Herodias’ daughter (6:14-29), and the daughter of the Syro-Phoenician woman (7:24-30). To demonstrate how the Gospel’s first century audience may have heard these stories, Betsworth begins by examining ‘daughters’ in their ancient Mediterranean context. Betsworth then considers representations of daughters in select texts from the Septuagint and Greco-Roman literature - from the seventh and sixth centuries B.C.E. to the second century C.E. Although these depictions seem to be in contrast to the social-historical construction of daughters, Betsworth shows that in many ways the literary portrayals of daughters function to uphold the values of Greco-Roman culture - especially those of virginity before and faithfulness in marriage.
These two lines of enquiry undergird Betsworth’s investigation. From it she is able to show that the ‘daughters’ in the Gospel uphold the values of the ‘reign of God’, as an integral part of the Gospel’s inclusive social vision of God’s reign.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Mark
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Family
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Woman
Pericopes Mark 5,21-5,43
Mark 6,14-6,29
Mark 7,24-7,30
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