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Bibil Identifier bibil:247394
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Peter's Halakhic Nightmare
Title (English, ) The “animal” vision of Acts 10:9–16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective
Author Moxon, John R. L.
Series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe (Volume: 432)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 99/432
Place 226.6.01
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-153301-3
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxv Pages
638 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Did Luke intend Peter's visionary command to eat 'unclean animals' in Acts 10 to suggest the dissolution of the Jewish Law? Whilst scholars have argued over sources, inconsistent redaction and later reception, many have failed to notice here the novel use of a type of transgression anxiety dream. John Moxon shows how by the incorporation of such naturalistic motifs, Luke takes “revelation” in a new and decidedly psychological direction, probably imitating similar developments in Graeco-Roman biography. If the vision reveals an illegitimate transfer of disgust within an exaggerated halakha of separation, then its target is prejudice and inconsistency, not the Jew-Gentile divide as such, as underlined by the ironic contrast with the pious Cornelius. In this reading, Luke's non-supercessionism is maintained, whilst showing him acutely aware of the kinds of nightmare holding many back from the nascent Gentile mission.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods : Form Criticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Vision Report
Pericopes Acts of the Apostles 10,9-10,16
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