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Ross Kraemer is Professor Emerita within the division of spiritual reports at Brown collage. This quantity of essays, conceived and produced via scholars, colleagues, and pals bears witness to the breadth of her personal scholarly pursuits. members contain 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 subject, Renee Levine Melammed, Susan Niditch, Elaine Pagels, Adele Reinhartz, Jordan Rosenblum, Sarah Schwarz, Karen B. Stern, Stanley ok. Stowers, Daniel Ullucci, Arthur Urbano, Heidi Wendt, and Benjamin G. Wright.
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Even with this independence—she knows what her husband is up to outside of the house and makes decisions based on her own sense of propriety—she admits that Ireos can invite the apostle into their home and make decisions without consultation. Although Nerkella, in a twist of the apocryphal acts motif, might appear as Philip’s main opponent, another leading Jew, Aristarchos, the leader of the synagogue, actually plays that role. The Jews, upset because they believe Philip is threatening their traditions, urge Aristarchos to challenge him to a duel of sorts—a debate concerning Philip’s teachings and understanding of Scripture.
V–VII not only has Jews in it, but has Jewish converts; Acts Phil. II has no counterpart to Ireos, and apart from the Jewish antagonist, there are no Jews in Acts Phil. II;6 Aristarchos is the one to proclaim the truth of Christianity, unlike his counterpart in Acts Phil. 10). Because Acts 4. Except for the apostles themselves and a few other notable exceptions, Jews do not play large roles in the apocryphal acts genre. Mostly they are in the background, characterized by the texts as detractors (see Acts Pet.
Yet he is not portrayed as hostile toward Thecla. 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).