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Bibil Identifier bibil:221456
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Mantic Mary? The Virgin Mother as Prophet in Luke 1.26-56 and the Early Church
Author Croy, N. Clayton
Author Connor, Alice E.
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 254-276 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Scholars have noted that Luke’s portrait of Mary, particularly in Lk. 1.26-56, characterizes her as a prophet. Nevertheless, the evangelist refrains from explicitly calling Mary a prophet. A case for the Lukan prophetic characterization of Mary is made on literary, lexical and thematic grounds. The connection between prophecy and virginity is examined in Judaism, Greco-Roman antiquity and early Christianity. Finally, the explicit characterization of Mary as a prophet in the early Church Fathers is demonstrated, and a hypothesis is offered to explain both Luke’s reluctance and the later patristic readiness to identify Mary in such terms.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X11415326
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Mary
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Virgin
Pericopes Luke 1,26-1,56
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