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Bibil Identifier bibil:217376
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Christian and Pagan Ascent in New Testament Times
Author Gonzalez, Eliezer
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 145-165 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Many scholars have often considered the concept of ascent in the New Testament to be closely related to and drawn from the models available in the Hellenistic world. This article argues for fundamental morphological differences between the concept of ascent in the New Testament and the pervasive and popular motif of ascent in the Graeco-Roman world. At the core of the differences lies a completely different anthropological understanding. Sources and influences other than the contemporary models must therefore be found. The article concludes by suggesting that the most appropriate antecedents of ascent in the New Testament should be sought in the Old Testament itself and mediated by Second Temple apocalyptic thought.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Ascension
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