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Bibil Identifier bibil:227545
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) 'Peace and Security' (1 Thessalonians 5.3): Is It Really a Roman Slogan?
Author White, Joel R.
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 59, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 382-395 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract According to a growing number of scholars, when Paul makes use of the phrase ‘peace and security’ in 1 Thess 5.3, he is alluding to a well-known slogan in Roman propaganda that summed up the benefits of the Pax Romana. While there can be no doubt that ‘peace’ played an important role in Rome's imperial ideology, it is less clear that this was the case for ‘security’, and a review of the evidence presented by the proponents of this view calls into question their conclusion that ‘peace and security’ had the character of a slogan.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688513000088
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Peace
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Rome
Pericopes 1 Thessalonians 5,3
Terms εἰρήνη ειρηνη
ἀσφάλεια ασφαλεια
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