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Bibil Identifier bibil:223578
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Oracles, Myth, and Luke's Nativity Story
Author Derrett, J. Duncan M.
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 54, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 258-268 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Luke 1:31; 2:8-20, 46-49 are illuminated by the myth of Ion as dramatised by Euripides. Apollo begot Ion on Creusa, who married Xuthus, a supernumerary parent for Ion, providing him with a kingdom. The shepherds recall the “royal foundling” myth; the manger recalls reproaches of the Old Israel—at once signs of birth and burial.
DOI 10.1163/156853612X645378
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Mythology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Oracle
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Infancy Narrative
Pericopes Luke 1,31
Luke 2,8-2,20
Luke 2,46-2,49
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