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Bibil Identifier bibil:217780
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Chrestos/Christos Pun (1 Pet 2:3) in P72 and P125
Author Caulley, Thomas Scott
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 53, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 376-387 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In both P72 (P.Bodm. VIII) and the recently published P125 (P.Oxy. 4934), the quotation of lxx Ps 33:9 at 1 Pet 2:3 creates a wordplay between Chrestos (good) and Christos. In these two papyri, our oldest witnesses to 1 Peter, the Psalm quote—“taste and see that the Lord is good“—is turned into the confession, “Christ is Lord,“ both times written as nomina sacra. This article explores the function of lxx Ps 33:9 in 1 Peter, and analyzes the relevant text of 1 Peter in both P72 and P125. The P72 reading is discussed in the larger context of the Bodmer miscellaneous codex. This variant is very early and becomes widespread, although the texts of the two papyri under discussion are not closely related. The article discusses possible implications for understanding early Christian resistance to Roman persecution as well as the early Roman confusion of the names Chrestus and Christus, Chrestiani and Christiani.
DOI 10.1163/156853611X578310
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Greek Texts : Manuscripts : Papyrus : P 72
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Greek Texts : Manuscripts : Papyrus : P 125
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Nomina Sacra
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Attitude Toward Christians/Christianity
Pericopes 1 Peter 2,3
Psalms 33,9
Terms χρηστός χρηστος
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