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Bibil Identifier bibil:230293
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Ethiopian eunuch in transit
Title (English, ) A migrant theoretical perspective
Author Dube, Zorodzai
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 69, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 7 pages
Abstract Biblical scholars tend to see the Ethiopian eunuch and court official through the eyes of Philip the evangelist, which is also what the author of the text wants us to do. However, the narrative about the Ethiopian court official is also a story about the experiences of an ancient traveller, and as such, the story invokes the tales of contemporary migrants. In this study, I explore how the story about a sojourning court official intersects with contemporary immigration and identity issues. My study demonstrates how the travelling court official can be used as a figure to think with and how his story mirrors challenges faced by migrant workers today.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v69i1.2019
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Eunuch
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Identity
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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