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Bibil Identifier bibil:218076
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jesus: Glutton and Drunkard?
Author Marshall, Mary J.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Volume: 3, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2005
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2005
Year (Copyright) 2005
Year (Reference) 2005
Language English
Pages 47-60 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The basic premise is that Jesus had a reputation for arriving at meals uninvited, thus provoking the accusations cited in Lk. 7.34 and Mt. 11.19. His table fellowship with toll collectors and sinners is viewed in light of ancient hospitality traditions, and with reference to Lk. 15.1-2; Mk 2.14-17; Lk. 19.1-10; and Lk. 6.27-36. It is argued that true hospitality involves welcoming outsiders, and that the toll collectors' hospitality to Jesus demonstrates their reformation, and is salvific. In contrast, the so-called `sinners' accompanying Jesus gain entry to earthly meals, and the heavenly banquet, `in Jesus' name'. Attention is drawn to the centrality of hospitality, commensality, and humility in the gospel, and the importance of Abraham as a role model.
DOI 10.1177/1476869005053865
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Hospitality
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus : Relationship with Sinners
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