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Reading John In Ephesus Sjef Van Tilborg

Reading John In Ephesus

Sjef Van Tilborg

Published February 1st 1996
ISBN : 9789004105300
Hardcover
232 pages
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This study describes the embedding of the Gospel of John in the city life of Ephesus. It uses the epigraphical and historical materials of first-century Ephesus as the point of reference for a reading of John.The study is a specific demonstration ofMoreThis study describes the embedding of the Gospel of John in the city life of Ephesus. It uses the epigraphical and historical materials of first-century Ephesus as the point of reference for a reading of John.The study is a specific demonstration of the linguistic supposition that the use of the same (combination of) words in different co-texts evokes semantic similarities and dissimilarities which influence the process of giving meaning to a text. Reading John against the background of Ephesus influences its impact.Five topics have been selected: the use of names- the use of the titles for the emperors and Artemis in relation to the titles used for Jesus- the social city life- the group formations- and the function of the high priests in relation to the imperial cult.