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Bibil Identifier bibil:212757
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The rich, the Poor, and the Law
Author Reinstorf, Dieter H.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 60, Issue: 1-2)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language English
Pages 329-348 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article explores the social and religious dynamics of parables of Jesus in which “rich” and “poor” are juxtaposed. It focuses on Luke 16:19-31 (the parable of the rich man and the poor beggar Lazarus) and on Luke 18:9-14 (the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector). The core of the exploration relates to questions concerning “wealth” and “poverty” in a limited-good society such as first-century Palestine. The article aims to expose the legitimisation provided by the Israelite elite to ensure the collection of taxes placed on the peasant population by the Roman Empire.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Wealth
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Poor
Pericopes Luke 16,19-16,31
Luke 18,9-18,14
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