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Bibil Identifier bibil:227538
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) "Jesus Said to Them . . .": The Adaptation of Juridical Rhetoric in John 5:19-47
Author Myers, Alicia D.
Journal Journal of Biblical Literature (Volume: 132, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 415-430 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract More than simply a speech crafted to fit the specific situation that Jesus' miracle creates, John 5:19-47 resonates with the larger themes of the Gospel and its characterization of Jesus. This article utilizes rhetorical categories present in the Gospel's milieu to analyze Jesus' speech. There are noticeable points of connection with rhetorical conventions mentioned in handbooks, progymnasmata, and found in rhetorical practice. These similarities include (1) prosopopoiia, or the manner in which authors created believable speeches in their narratives; (2) ethos, or the orator's construction of his/her own character as a part of the method of persuasion; (3) instructions concerning the use of testimony in the ancient world; and (4) methods of refutation. There are, however, also significant points of contrast with these same categories, which serve to highlight the specific rhetorical goals of the Fourth Gospel. By employing rhetorical conventions, the evangelist makes use of common expectations regarding speech, even while undermining them, in order to emphasize the unique character of his subject.
DOI 10.1353/jbl.2013.0021
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus : Preaching of Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Rib (Courtroom Speech))
Pericopes John 5,19-5,47
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