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Jesus the Oracle: Reading Mark in Roman Egypt

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Product ID: 917270

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In Jesus the Oracle, Annelies Gisela Moeser reads Jesus's journey from Capernaum to Jerusalem in Mark's gospel through the cultural context of second/third century Roman Egypt. Moeser provides a rich description of the Egyptian practice of oracles, including processional oracles, to build a model with which to read Mark. This prism brings attention to descriptions of Jesus's supernatural knowledge and wisdom, such as in the story of the Rich Man (Mk 10:17-22). In contrast to Clement of Alexandria's homily on the Rich Man which counseled detachment from possessions, this reading from a non-elite perspective considers Jesus's advice to be more radical. This model of processional oracles highlights the importance of access to the divine, including by non-elite crowds, by persons with disabilities (e.g., in comparing Bartimaeus [Mk 10:46-52] with Gemellus Horion of Karanis [a town in Egypt]), and by children. Traditional Egyptian religion upheld the existing sociopolitical regime. However, Jesus's procession and proclamation of the basileia (reign) of G*d subverts the Roman world order and that of their local, elite allies.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 178
Product Weight: 0.95 lbs
Author: Moeser, Annelies Gisela
Publication Date: 2023-10-03
Language: English
Dewey Decimal Classification: 226.306
Number of Units in Package: 1

ISBN: 9781978711792