Download PDF by Edward Pillar: Resurrection as Anti-Imperial Gospel. 1 Thessalonians

By Edward Pillar

ISBN-10: 1451465688

ISBN-13: 9781451465686

Presuming that the center of Paul's gospel assertion was once the inside track that God had raised Jesus from the lifeless (as indicated in 1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10), Pillar explores the facts in Paul's letter and in elements of the Roman imperial tradition in Thessalonica as a way to think what that proclamation may have evoked for its first hearers. He argues that the gospel of resurrection may were heard as essentially anti-imperial: Jesus of Nazareth used to be achieved via the epitome of imperial energy. The resurrection therefore subverts and usurps the empire's big strength. The argument is demonstrated in facets of the reaction of these residing in a completely imperialized city.

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Driver and G. B. Gray, The Book of Job, ICC (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1950), 174. 71. Cavallin, Life After Death, 106. 72. Hartley, The Book of Job, 296. 73. Wright, Resurrection, 97. “Whom he raised from the dead” | 25 First, there is the suggestion that we should think of Job as having an exilic dating. ”77 A later dating, in the context of the postexilic period, places this book in a time of imperial domination, as the exiles sought to come to terms with the extraordinary suffering and humiliation of their situation.

J. D. Levenson, Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006), 195. 115. Skehan, The Wisdom of Ben Sira, 532. ”117 Indeed, it would appear that the issues of immortality and the afterlife in Ben Sira are obvious and readily understood, when we read, “When a person dies, he inherits creeping things and beasts and worms” (Sir. 10:11); “Do not rejoice over a corpse; remember that we all pass away” (8:7); and “Everything that is from the earth will go back into the earth; so impious persons are from a curse to destruction” (41:10).

E. Oesterley, “Sirach,” in Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, R. H. Charles (Oxford: Clarendon, 1913), 268–517 (328). 30 | Resurrection as Anti-Imperial Gospel Before we consider this text any further, we must touch upon the dating issue. 95 However, the oldest Hebrew text of 4:10 is MSS A. So we can logically argue that the Hebrew text of 4:10, while having been copied in the eleventh century, must have been copied from an older text that we no longer have or at least we have not yet discovered in some other dusty storeroom.

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