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Bibil Identifier bibil:238118
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Early Christian Reception of Genesis 18: From Theophany to Trinitarian Symbolism
Author Bucur, Bogdan G.
Journal Journal of Early Christian Studies (Volume: 23, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language English
Pages 245-272 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The reception history of the theophany in Genesis 18 records a transition from the christological interpretation of the passage, widespread in earlier centuries, to a Trinitarian reading, dominant after the fifth century. This exegetical shift occurred first in doctrinal and exegetical writings, and only significantly later in hymnography and iconography. The current scholarly concepts fail to distinguish properly between the various types of exegesis involved in each of these cases, and obscure the importance of the earliest and most enduring Christian exegesis of Old Testament theophanies.
DOI 10.1353/earl.2015.0020
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Genesis
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Antiquity (-> 7th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Christology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Trinity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Methods of Interpretation : Rewritten Bible
Pericopes Genesis 18
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