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Crucifixion in Antiquity: An Inquiry into the Background of the New Testament Terminology of Crucifixion


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Title: Crucifixion in Antiquity: An Inquiry into the Background of the New Testament Terminology of Crucifixion
Authors: Samuelsson, Gunnar
E-mail: gunnar.samuelsson@lir.gu.se
Issue Date: 7-May-2010
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion ; Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion
Date of Defence: 2010-05-21
Disputation: 13.15 i Lilla hörsalen, Humanisten
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Skrifter utgivna vid Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion, Göteborgs universitet
36
Keywords: crucifixion, cross, death of Jesus, Bible, New Testament, church, Christianity, philology, semantics, Jesus, execution, death sentence, impaling, suspension punishment, Golgotha, Calvary, ancient language, classical languages, Classical Greek, Latin, Hebrew/Aramaic, ancient Greece, Roman empire, Roman world, Jerusalem
Abstract: This study investigates the philological aspects of how ancient Greek, Latin and Hebrew/Aramaic texts, including the New Testament, depict the practice of punishment by crucifixion. A survey of the ancient text material shows that there has been a too narrow view of the “crucifixion” terminology. The various terms are not simply used in the sense of “crucify” and “cross,” if by “crucifixion” one means the punishment that Jesus was subjected to according to the main Christian traditions. The term... more
ISBN: 978-91-88348-35-7
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/22126
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

 

 

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