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Bibil Identifier bibil:222267
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Sealing Terminology in the Alexandrian Judaism and the Graeco Roman World
Author Molina, Carlos G.
Journal Hermenêutica (Volume: 11, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 35-47 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The idea of sealing had a variety of connotations in antiquity. In Philo’s writings, for instance, σφραγίς -sealing- was used in a figurative and indicative sense. In the Graeco Roman world there are at least six Greek vocables related to sealing and two other words from the same language that inclusive connect this “marking” concept with person’s behavior and actions. The purpose of this paper is to establish the historical importance that sealing compressed for the original audiences in Alexandrian Judaism and for the Greco Roman population. This goal is described through a summary study of different terms in order to facilitate a platform of understanding in how Alexandrian Jews and Greco Romans viewed the sealing or marking meaning.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Seal
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Alexandria
Terms σφραγίς σφραγις
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