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Bibil Identifier bibil:217373
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Identity of the Centurion's pais in Matthew 8:5-13
Title (English, ) A Narrative Approach
Author Olivares, Carlos
Journal Journal of Asia Adventist Seminary (Volume: 13, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 103-112 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In Matthean studies the identity of the centurion's παῖς, "servant, servant boy, child", who was suffering at home is not clear (Matt 8:5-13). This is due to the fact that from a lexical point of view παῖς could be translated as "boy" or as "servant". If it is interpreted as boy, the [...] Gospel reader understands that the centurion probably was concerned about his son's health. On the other hand, if the centurion was worried because one of his servants or slaves was suffering, the reader may consider the centurion as good master. This paper proposes to analyse the identity of the centurion's παῖς considering two approaches: the use of παῖς in the LXX and, the use of παῖς in the Gospel of Matthew by applying narrative critical techniques.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Slave
Pericopes Matthew 8,5-8,13
Terms παῖς παις
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