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Bibil Identifier bibil:218068
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Semitic Background to Repentance in the Teaching of John the Baptist and Jesus
Author Crossley, James G.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Volume: 2, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language English
Pages 138-157 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract It is thought that repentance in the teaching of John the Baptist and Jesus is grounded in the Semitic teshubahconcept. The problem with this is that the LXX largely uses έπιστρέφω for / whereas the gospels use μεταυοέω which usually translates . This problem can be solved. meaning repentance is not attested in key documents. In contrast, words for repentance associated with / are massively attested and it is probable that this was the language used by John and Jesus.μεταυοέω and μετάυοιε are found in the gospels because they are words which can be used for the conversion of gentiles. This was important because / and έπιστρέφω are frequently used with reference to Jews returning to God.
DOI 10.1177/147686900400200203
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Baptist Movements : Disciples of John the Baptist
Terms μετανοέω μετανοεω
תְּשׁוּבָה תשׁובה תשׁבה
ἐπιστρέφω επιστρεφω
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