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Bibil Identifier bibil:213728
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Herodias Goes Headhunting
Author Vander Stichele, Caroline
Edited book From the Margins 2
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 164-175 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this article two different readings of the story about the death of John the Baptist (Mk 6.14-29; Mt. 14.1-12) are discussed. The first is the interpretation by Jean Delorme in his article ‘John the Baptist’s Head—The Word Perverted’, published in Semeia 81 (1998), the second that of René Girard, as presented in his book The Scapegoat (1982). The interpretative choices these authors make and how these choices affect their interpretation of the characters in the story are analyzed, focusing especially on the role Herodias and her daughter play in the unfolding of the plot. Attention is also paid to the reception history that can be seen operating in the background of these readings, more specifically the cultural reception of this story in France in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Pericopes Mark 6,14-6,29
Matthew 14,1-14,12
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