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Bibil Identifier bibil:221033
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Thecla’s Auto-immersion (APTh 4.2-14 [3.27-39])
Title (English, ) A Baptism for the Dead?
Author Lincicum, David
Journal Apocrypha (Volume: 21)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 203-214 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the martyrdom scene in Antioch in the Acts of Paul and Thecla, two puzzling features occur: Thecla apparently baptizes herself, and the deceased pagan Falconilla is transferred to the realm of the just. This article proposes that the two phenomena may be read together as owing to an interpretation of Paul’s reference to a baptism for the dead (1 Cor 15:29), which formed the generative substructure of the Thecla narrative in this instance.
DOI 10.1484/J.APOCRA.1.102237
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Apostles / Acts : Paul : Acts of Paul : Acts of Paul and Thecla
Pericopes 1 Corinthians 15,29
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