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Bibil Identifier bibil:247428
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Use of the Third Person for Self-Reference by Jesus and Yahweh
Title (English, ) A Study of Illeism in the Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Texts and Its Implications for Christology
Author Elledge, Roderick
Series Library of New Testament Studies (Volume: 575)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 61/575
Place 22.021
Publishing house Bloomsbury
Place London et al.
ISBN 978-0567671448
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
182 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract While an individual referring to themselves in the third person may sound unusual, this phenomenon (known as illeism) is consistently and extensively reflected in the direct speech of both Jesus and Yahweh. This in turn raises various questions: why are Jesus and Yahweh presented as speaking in such a manner? Who else employs illeism in the Bible? Does it occur in the Ancient Near Eastern texts, and, if so, who utilises it? And lastly, is there a relationship between the illeism as used by Yahweh, and the illeism as used by Jesus?
Elledge addresses an issue in Biblical texts often neglected by scholarship: conducting an extensive survey of the use of illeism in the Bible and the Ancient Near Eastern Texts, and presenting evidence that this phenomenon, as used by Jesus, reflects both royal and divine themes that are apparent across several different religions and cultures. Through Elledge's examinations of illeism in Classical Antiquity, Ancient Near Eastern texts and the Old and New testament, this book provides a fresh perspective on the divine use of the third person, contributing substantial analysis to the on-going discussion of Jesus' divinity and self-understanding.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Rhetoric
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Rhetoric
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : YHWH
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