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A Gift of One Eunuch and Four Slave Boys: P.Cair.Zen. I 59076 and Historical Construction
P.Cair.Zen. I 59076 is a letter sent by Toubias, the head of an influential Jewish family in the Transjordan, to Apollonios, an important official of the Ptolemaic king. It concerns the dispatch of a
Does John 8:44 Imply That the Devil Has a Father?
John 8:44 has been a source of concern because of its ambiguity. Is it to be read “of (your) father, the devil” or “of the father of the devil”? This article contends that the former, traditional
Showing Mercy to the Ungodly and the Inversion of Invective in Jude
The present paper offers a new interpretation of the three-clause reading of Jude 22–23 and demonstrates how Jude carries on the Jesus tradition by inverting the norms of invective. It is
“Fishers of Humans,” the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor, and Conceptual Blending Theory
The present study argues for a new interpretation of the expression “fishers of humans” that is sensitive to current understandings of intertextuality, narrative, and metaphor. “Fishers of humans” is
‘Doing Evil’ as Maiestas in John 18.30 1
The argument of this article is that in Jn 18.30 Jesus is accused of ‘doing evil’ to Caesar – or maiestas. Johannine critics sometimes mention maiestas, but they have neither introduced the ancient
THE C L I N I C A L APPL ICAT ION OF KAREN HORNEY'S THEORY TO GROUP PSYCHOANALYSIS
The aim of this paper is not only to analyze to what extent group psychoanalysis can utilize Karen Horney's clinical concepts but also to show how powerfully her theory works in the clinical practice
εἰ δή τις … συκοφαντοίη: Impiety and the fiscus Iudaicus in Josephus, War 1.11
The article discusses the meaning of εἰ δή τις … συκοφαντοίη (“If any critic carps,” or “recklessly impugns”) in Josephus, War 1.11. The overarching problem comprises the accusation the author