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Bibil Identifier bibil:221441
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) Jesus, Judas en ’n stukkie brood
Title (Afrikaans, ) Die betekenis van ’n gebaar in Johannes 13:26
Author Tolmie, D.F.
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 28, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language Afrikaans
Pages 662-681 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the Gospel according to John, Jesus identifies Judas as the traitor in a highly dramatic fashion by handing him a morsel. Although Johannine scholars do not often comment on this gesture, in cases where they do, one finds a surprisingly wide range of interpretations, for example, it is interpreted as a gesture denoting Judas as an outsider, a gesture of friendship, a gesture indicating baptism or the eucharist, even a gesture indicating that Judas shares eucharist with the Satan. In this article the interpretation of this gesture is considered. After a discussion of the characterisation of Judas in the Gospel according to John, the gesture itself is considered. Its possible background in antiquity is discussed, which is then followed by an interpretation of the gesture as a gesture of friendship. It is also suggested that the gesture could also be viewed as (another) example of Johannine irony.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Judas Iscariot
Pericopes John 13,26
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