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Bibil Identifier bibil:213128
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Romans 16:2, προστάτις/προστάτης, and the Application of Reciprocal Relationships to New Testament Texts
Author MacGillivray, Erlend D.
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 53, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 183-199 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article re-examines the meaning of the title προστάτις given to Phoebe in Rom 16:2—commonly understood in contemporary scholarship as presenting Phoebe as Paul's patron. This position is challenged with reference to recent studies which argue for broadening our understanding of ancient reciprocity beyond the definitions of a patron—client relationship, and also by re-evaluating the semantic range of προστάτις/προστάτης. It argues that we should see Phoebe and Paul's relationship as working within a general reciprocity dynamic of benefaction, rather than within the specific relationship of the patron-client relationship.
DOI 10.1163/156853610X521098
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Patronage / Patronus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Community (Social Group)
Pericopes Romans 16,2
Terms προστάτις προστατις
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