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Bibil Identifier bibil:213013
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) Jesus en geweld
Title (Afrikaans, ) Markus 12:1-12 (en par) en Thomas 65
Author van Eck, Ernest
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 64, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language Afrikaans
Pages 1735-1765 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract As an advanced agrarian (aristocratic) society, first- century Palestine’s social fabric was built on systemic tensions and conflicts between the elite (rulers) and the peasantry (the ruled). At the root of these conflicts were incompatible values (ideologies) and interests. Mediterraneans in general were agonistic (fight-prone) in nature – hence willing to engage in physical conflict at the slightest provocation. Violence in the first-century, however, was more than just physical conflict – it was establishment violence. What was Jesus’ stance on violence? An ideological-critical reading of Mark 12:1-12 (and par) indicates that the canonical versions of the Tenants – in which Jesus condones violence – cannot be seen as reflecting the historical Jesus’ attitude towards violence. Jesus’ stance on violence is rather reflected in GThom 65, in which Jesus is pictured as criticizing all kinds of violence. This study also reiterates the necessity of reading the Biblical text from an ideological-critical perspective to avoid the peril of “gospelizing” Jesus.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Violence - Non-violence
Pericopes Mark 12,1-12,12
Gospel of Thomas 1,65
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