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Bibil Identifier bibil:254015
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Justice and Mercy in the Apocalypse of Peter
Title (English, ) A New Translation and Analysis of the Purpose of the Text
Author Beck, Eric J.
Series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 1. Reihe (Volume: 427)
Year (Publication) 2019
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2019
Year (Copyright) 2019
Year (Reference) 2019
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 98/427
Place 228 PET.08
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-159030-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiii Pages
197 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract The Apocalypse of Peter, best known for its tour of hell, was a popular text in Early Christianity, but is largely neglected today. Eric J. Beck attempts to bring new life to the study of this text by challenging current assumptions regarding its manuscript tradition and primary purpose. By undertaking the first comparative analysis utilising all available manuscript evidence, the author creates a new translation of the text that at times advocates for the reliability of the oft neglected Akhmīm fragment. He then offers the first detailed analysis of the text in order to ascertain the purpose of the document. In so doing, he argues against a monitory interpretation of the text. Instead, Eric J. Beck suggests the text uses an integrated understanding of justice and mercy that is meant to encourage its readers to have compassion on those who receive punishment in the afterlife.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Apocalypses : Apocalypse of Peter (Greek/Ethiopic)
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