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Ross Kraemer is Professor Emerita within the division of non secular stories at Brown college. This quantity of essays, conceived and produced through scholars, colleagues, and pals bears witness to the breadth of her personal scholarly pursuits. participants comprise Theodore A. Bergren, Debra Bucher, Lynn Cohick, Mary Rose D’Angelo, Nathaniel P. DesRosiers, Robert Doran, Jennifer Eyl, Paula Fredriksen, John G. Gager, Maxine Grossman, Kim Haines-Eitzen, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Jordan Kraemer, Robert A. Kraft, Shira L. Lander, Amy-Jill Levine, Susan Marks, E. Ann topic, Renee Levine Melammed, Susan Niditch, Elaine Pagels, Adele Reinhartz, Jordan Rosenblum, Sarah Schwarz, Karen B. Stern, Stanley okay. Stowers, Daniel Ullucci, Arthur Urbano, Heidi Wendt, and Benjamin G. Wright.
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10). 13). Nevertheless, the reading “shall clothe you with salvation” goes beyond what is found in other martyrdoms where the Roman authority is shown as sympathetic to Christians. Does not one have to believe in order to be saved? At the end of her statement before the governor, Thecla echoes the language of the Gospel of John: “Whoever does not believe in [the Son of the living God] shall not live, but die for ever” resonates with “who believes in the son has eternal life, he who does not believe in the son will not see life” (John 3:36; see 8:24; 10:28; 1 John 5:12).
Lipsius gives no reason for his preference for the Latin and Syriac manuscripts. It may be that, because the four Latin translations were independent of one another,11 their evidence seemed stronger. Yet nowhere else in the apparatus does Lipsius prefer the reading of these manuscripts over the Greek manuscripts. 19 c, d, m, and s omit a reading in the Greek manuscripts (τρόπον τινά) but Lipsius does not follow their lead. When he does accept the evidence of c, d, m, and s, it is always in conjunction with some of the Greek manuscripts.
When Ireos and Nerkella are read as rich Romans, their Jewish connections fade into the background. The Acts of Philip preserves the focus of the apocryphal acts genre as a vehicle for the conversion of Romans to Christianity. The Jewishness of Ireos and Nerkella does not conform to the pattern. On the other hand, Aristarchos and the Jewish crowd are clearly labeled as stereotypical Jews: they do not understand their own Scriptures; they refuse to believe even though they see the truth of Jesus (through Philip); and, contrary to appropriate Greco-Roman behavior, they are brash and impulsive.
A Most Reliable Witness: Essays in Honor of Ross Shepard Kraemer by Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Nathaniel DesRosiers, Shira L. Lander, Jacqueline Pastis, Daniel Ullucci