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Bibil Identifier bibil:247462
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Ephesians and Artemis
Title (English, ) The Cult of the Great Goddess of Ephesus as the Epistle's Context
Author Immendörfer, Michael
Series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe (Volume: 436)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 99/436
Place 227.42.08
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-155264-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xviii Pages
467 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract In this study, Michael Immendörfer examines the relationship between the New Testament letter to the Ephesians and the ancient city of Ephesus, which had the great Artemis as its goddess. He seeks to make a contribution to the discussion on the extent to which conclusions can be drawn concerning the local-historical explanation of New Testament epistles by viewing the latter through the lens of Greco-Roman cultic practices. Thus the contents of Ephesians are compared with the abundantly available archaeological and epigraphical sources of the Asia Minor metropolis. This endeavour reveals that the letter contains numerous unequivocal references to the cult of Artemis, a nexus suggesting that the author was very familiar with the historical background of ancient Ephesus and contextualised his letter accordingly for the intended readers who lived in this particular cultic environment. Drawing on the sources concerning ancient Ephesus, especially inscriptions, provides a plausible local-historical explanation of Ephesians, an epistle that has been an enigma to New Testament scholarship for decades in this regard.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Ephesians
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Artemis
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ephesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Intertextuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Cult of the Emperor
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Goddess
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