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Bibil Identifier bibil:226449
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Die Perikope von der Hochzeit zu Kana (Joh 2:1-11) im Kontext der Spätantike
Author Förster, Hans
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 55, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language German
Pages 103–126 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract One focus of the interpretation of the Wedding at Cana ( John 2:1-11) is usually the abundance of wine. The amount of water in the six large jars, which is changed into wine, seems to be enormous. However, the amount is traditionally not put into the context of the average consumption of wine in antiquity. Archaeological and papyrological sources suggest that—in the context of antiquity—the amount seems not to be extraordinarily large. Rather, the amount of wine seems to be sufficient just for a “common household.” This is important for the interpretation of the entire passage: The “abundance of wine” is very often related to the hypothesis that this supposed abundance is to be seen in the context of the attempt to surpass the cult of Dionysos.
DOI 10.1163/15685365-12341420
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Dionysus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Wine
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Archaeology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Milieu of the New Testament
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Documentary Papyri
Pericopes John 2,1-2,11
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