A Most Reliable Witness: Essays in Honor of Ross Shepard by Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Nathaniel DesRosiers, Shira L.

By Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Nathaniel DesRosiers, Shira L. Lander, Jacqueline Pastis, Daniel Ullucci

Have fun a trailblazer within the components of girls and faith, Jews and Judaism, and earliest Christianity within the old Mediterranean

Ross Kraemer is Professor Emerita within the division of spiritual reports at Brown collage. This quantity of essays, conceived and produced by means of scholars, colleagues, and neighbors bears witness to the breadth of her personal scholarly pursuits. participants contain Theodore A. Bergren, Debra Bucher, Lynn Cohick, Mary Rose D’Angelo, Nathaniel P. DesRosiers, Robert Doran, Jennifer Eyl, Paula Fredriksen, John G. Gager, Maxine Grossman, Kim Haines-Eitzen, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Jordan Kraemer, Robert A. Kraft, Shira L. Lander, Amy-Jill Levine, Susan Marks, E. Ann topic, Renee Levine Melammed, Susan Niditch, Elaine Pagels, Adele Reinhartz, Jordan Rosenblum, Sarah Schwarz, Karen B. Stern, Stanley ok. Stowers, Daniel Ullucci, Arthur Urbano, Heidi Wendt, and Benjamin G. Wright.

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Jews knew that these other gods existed: their own sacred Scriptures said as much. ” Moses asked (Exod 15:11 LXX). True, these other gods were in the Jewish view less exalted than Israel’s god. “The θεοί of the nations are δαιμόνια,” sang the Psalmist (Ps 95:5 LXX): a δαίμων was specifically a lower, cosmic god. But Moses, in Exodus, seemed to counsel that these deities be treated with some courtesy: “Do tian Origins Whose Time Has Come to Go,” SR 35 (2006): 231–46. On Roman adoption, see Michael Peppard, The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in Its Social and Political Context (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011), 50–60.

He carries out his job. Yet he is not portrayed as hostile toward Thecla. 10). 13). Nevertheless, the reading “shall clothe you with salvation” goes beyond what is found in other martyrdoms where the Roman authority is shown as sympathetic to Christians. Does not one have to believe in order to be saved? At the end of her statement before the governor, Thecla echoes the language of the Gospel of John: “Whoever does not believe in [the Son of the living God] shall not live, but die for ever” resonates with “who believes in the son has eternal life, he who does not believe in the son will not see life” (John 3:36; see 8:24; 10:28; 1 John 5:12).

On the nonexistence of our category of “religion” in antiquity, and for the ways that ethnicity coordinated with cult and with family practices, see Paula Fredriksen, Augustine and the Jews: A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), 6–15; on the whole issue, see Brent Nongbri, Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013). 3. The usual terms for designating pious behavior include this idea of “family” inheritance: mos maiorum, ta patria ethē, paradoseis tōn patrikōn, fides partum, hoi patrioi nomoi, and so on.

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