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1451494378
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9781451494372
Pub. Date:
11/01/2015
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Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Documents and Images for the Study of the Gospels: Third Edition / Edition 3

Documents and Images for the Study of the Gospels: Third Edition / Edition 3

by David R. Cartlidge, David L. Dungan

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ISBN-13: 9781451494372
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,083,671
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Dedication xiii

Preface to the Third Edition xv

Introduction 1

Texts, Traditions, and the Gods of the Ancient Mediterranean World 1

Eternals and Immortals 2

Identifying Gods in the Mediterranean World 4

Gods in Mediterranean Religions 8

Bibliographical Prelude 11

1 The Christian Savior 13

The Coptic Gospel of Thomas 13

The Acts of the Holy Apostle Thomas 23

Jesus after the Resurrection (Pistis Sophia, Books 1.1; 2.1-8; 4.141-143) 41

The Gospel of Philip 44

The Gospel of Peter 64

Fragment of an Uncanonical Gospel (Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 840) 68

A Letter from Pilate to Claudius and The Trial of Pilate in Rome 69

Jesus' Medical Correspondence with King Abgar (Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 1.13.1-10) 72

The Infancy Gospel of Thomas 74

The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew 80

The Birth of Jesus (A Latin Infancy Gospel) 87

Fragments of an Unknown Gospel (Papyrus Egerton 2) 88

The Gospel of James (Protevangelium Jacobi) 90

The Apocryphon of James (Nag Hammadi Codex I, 2:1.1-16.30) 104

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene 112

The Gospel of Judas Iscariot 117

2 Greek, Jewish, and Roman Parallels Illustrating the Milieu of the Gospels 123

Prefaces 125

Priene Inscription 125

The Sacred History of Asklepios (Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1381) 125

Two Prefaces from Arrian 129

Isocrates, Evagoras 130

Birth and Youth 133

The Birth of Plato (1): Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers 3.1-2, 45 134

The Birth of Plato (2); Origen, Against Celsus 1, 37 134

The Birth of Alexander the Great (Plutarch, Parallel Lives, Alexander 2.1-3.2) 134

The Birth of Augustus (Suetonius, Lives of the Caesars 2.94, 1-7) 135

The Birth and Childhood of Pythagoras (Lamblichus, Life of Pythagoras, 3-10) 136

The Birth of Herakles (Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 4.9, 1-10) 137

Teachings 141

Aesop's Fables 141

Rabbinic Parables 144

Sayings of Thales, Aristippos, and Aristotle (Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers 1.35-37; 2.68-81; 5.17-18) 145

Sayings of Alexander and Others 145

Alexander the Great (Plutarch, Morals 179D-181F) 148

Miscellaneous 149

Epictetus (Arrian, Discourses of Epictetus 3.22.1ff.) 150

Two Stories from Epictetus (Arrian, Discourses of Epictetus 1.2.19-29) 152

Miracles 155

Asklepios (The Epidauros Inscriptions) 155

Pythagoras (Iamblichus, Life of Pythagoras, 36, 60-61,134-36) 158

Vespasian (Tacitus, Histories 4.81) 160

A Syrian Exorcist (Lucian, The Lover of Lies 16) 160

Chanina ben Dosa 161

A Jewish Boy Calms the Sea 163

The Rabbis Reject Miracles 163

The Murder of Julius Caesar 165

Virgil, Georgia 1.463-468 165

Suetonius, The Lives of the Caesars 1.88-89 166

Plutarch, Caesar 69.3-5 166

The Wine Miracle of Dionysos (Pausanius, Description of Greece 6.26.1f.) 167

Sacraments 169

The Salvation of Lucius (Apuleius, Metamorphoses 11) 169

The Messianic Banquet at Qumran (The Scroll of the Rule [The Rule Annexe, 1QSa 11-22]) 174

Apocalyptic Predictions 177

Esdras 11; 13 177

A Roman "Messianic" Prophecy (Virgil, Eclogue IV) 182

The Footsteps of the Messiah (Mishnah Sotah 9:15) 184

Martyrdom 187

Zeno (Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers 9.26) 187

Eleazar (4 Maccabees 5:1-6:28 188

Rabbi Akiba (bBerakoth 61:B) 190

Ascensions and Epiphanies 193

Romulus 193

Ovid, Metamorphoses 14.805-851 193

Ovid, Fasti 2.481-509 194

Livy, Book 1.16 195

The Dream of Scipio (Cicero, The Republic 6.9-26) 195

Apotheosis of Antinous 202

Hadrian's Memorial to Antinous 202

Contemporary Greek Comment (Dio Cassius, Roman History 69.11.2; Pausanius, Description of Greece 8.9.7-8) 204

Later Christian Comment (Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 4.8.2; Justin Martyr, Apology 1.29; Clement of Alexandria, Protrepticus 4) 205

Herakles (Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 4.38.3-5; 39.1-2) 205

3 I Greek, Jewish and Roman "Gospels" 209

Res Gestae ("Things I Did"): Augustus Caesar (Gams Octavius) 209

The Life of Apollonios of Tyana (Flavius Philostratus) 213

Poimandres (The Hermetic Tractates) 250

The Life of Moses (Philo of Alexandria) 256

Alexander the False Prophet (Lucian of Samosata) 288

Ovid, Metamorphoses (selections) 293

Notes 303

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