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Bibil Identifier bibil:247736
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Use of Scripture in the Apocryphon of John
Title (English, ) A Diachronic Analysis of the Variant Versions
Author Creech, David A.
Series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe (Volume: 441)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 99/441
Place 228 NAG002
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-152983-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
148 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract David Creech explores at length the Apocryphon of John's ambivalent treatment of the Jewish and Christian scriptures. Although Moses is explicitly corrected at five points in the text, Genesis' account of creation is nonetheless the basis for the Apocryphon's cosmogony and anthropogony. Its uneven treatment of the biblical text is the result of a dispute between the authors of the Apocryphon and other early Catholics. At the earliest stage of the text the Christians who wrote and read the Apocryphon worshiped alongside other early catholic Christians without any sense of contradiction or inconsistency. The key shift in the Apocryphon occurred after Irenaeus of Lyons' assault on “Knowledge Falsely So-Called.” In response to his concerted effort to bring the church under the authority of early catholic bishops, the framers inserted corrections to Moses. The corrections are primarily rhetorical and used to refute early catholic identity markers.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Nag Hammadi : Codex II : 1, Apocryphon of John
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Codex Berolinensis 8502 : Apocryphon of John
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Moses
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