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Bibil Identifier bibil:225649
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Two Angels in John 20.12: An Egyptian Icon of Resurrection
Author de Hulster, Izaak J.
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 59, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 20-49 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The scene with two angels that Mary Magdalene sees in John 20.12 could have been visualized as an icon of resurrection by the first readers of the Fourth Gospel, especially by those familiar with the iconography of the Isis cult which was spread over the Roman Empire. Using traditional exegetical, hermeneutical, historical, and iconographic methods, this article stresses the importance of the resurrection in John 20, as corroborated by the motif of Isis and Nephthys flanking Osiris while mourning his death and assisting him in his resurrection.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688512000239
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Resurrection
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Angel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Isis
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : Religion
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Milieu of the New Testament
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Mary Magdalene
Pericopes John 20,12
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