To Be ‘An Out-of-the-Synagoguer’

  title={To Be ‘An Out-of-the-Synagoguer’},
  author={J. Andrew Doole},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the New Testament},
  pages={389 - 410}
  • J. Doole
  • Published 11 November 2020
  • Art
  • Journal for the Study of the New Testament
Since J. Louis Martyn proposed that John reflected a two-level drama, there has been much criticism of his (anachronistic?) use of the Birkat Ha-Minim to explain the expulsion of Christians from the synagogue. Adele Reinhartz maintains that this is really a case of anti-synagogue propaganda on the part of the evangelist. Yet, in all the exegetical discussion, one aspect which is rarely examined is the nominal form of ἀποσυνάγωγος (Jn 9.22; 12.42; 16.2a), a strange term which Bible translations… 
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