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Bibil Identifier bibil:224769
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Noah, Deucalion, and the New Testament
Author Collins, C. John
Journal Biblica (Volume: 93, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 403-426 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Jewish authors in the second Temple period, as well as early Christian authors after the New Testament, made apologetically-motivated connections between the biblical story of Noah and Gentile stories of the flood, including Greek stories involving deucalion — most notably Plato’s version. Analysis of the New Testament letters attributed to Peter indicates that these also allude to the Gentile flood stories, likely in order to enhance their readers’ sense of the reality of the biblical events.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Literature : Myths and Narratives : Flood Narratives
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Flood
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Noah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Catholic Epistles : Epistles of Peter
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