While the bridegroom is with them : marriage, family, and violence in the Gospel of Matthew /

Interpreters of Matthew's Parable of the Wedding Feast (22.1-14) typically associate the 'king' with God and then justify his violent attacks against city and guests; interpreters of the Parable of the Ten Virgins (25.1-13) typically associate the 'bridegroom' with Jesus and...

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Main Author: Blickenstaff, Marianne.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London ; New York : T & T Clark International, ©2005.
Series:Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 292.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:Interpreters of Matthew's Parable of the Wedding Feast (22.1-14) typically associate the 'king' with God and then justify his violent attacks against city and guests; interpreters of the Parable of the Ten Virgins (25.1-13) typically associate the 'bridegroom' with Jesus and then justify his extreme rejection of the 'foolish virgins.' Questioning such allegorical interpretations, this study first details how Hebrew, Greek, and Roman texts depict - without requiring allegorical understandings - numerous bridegrooms associated not only with joy but also with violence and death. Second, this proj.
Physical Description:1 online resource (vi, 244 pages).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-213) and index.
ISBN:9780567307170
0567307174
0567041123
9780567041128