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Bibil Identifier bibil:218848
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Striking the Shepherd
Title (English, ) Early Christian Versions and Interpretations of Zechariah 13,7
Author Menken, Maarten J.J.
Journal Biblica (Volume: 92, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 39-59 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper traces the development of the textual form and the interpretation of Zech 13,7 in the earliest known Christian texts in which this OT passage is quoted or alluded to (Mark 14,27; Matt 26,31; John 16,32; Barn. 5,12; Justin, Dial. 53,5-6). It starts with some observations on the Hebrew text and on some of the ancient versions, notably the LXX, which offers a peculiar rendering. Next, the early Christian versions and interpretations are discussed, and their relations are detected. Obscure apocalyptic texts often generate multiple meanings. Zech 13,7 proves to be no exception.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Infancy Gospels : Gospel of Barnabas
Pericopes Zechariah 13,7
Mark 14,27
Matthew 26,31
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