Slavery Metaphors in Early Judaism
& Pauline Christianity

A Traditio-Historical & Exegetical Examination

By John Byron
October 2003
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161480791
314 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/4" x 9 1/4"
$97.50 Paper Original

The author investigates slavery metaphors in early Judaism and shows how they influenced Paul's understanding of himself and his fellow-believers as slaves of Christ.

Contents include:
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 the Language of Enslavement in Early Judaism
Chapter 3 Slavery in Ancient Israelite Literary Traditions
Chapter 4 Response to Slavery in Early Jewish Literature
Chapter 5 Responses to Slavery in the Writings of Josephus
Chapter 6 Responses to Slavery in the Writings of Philo
Chapter 7 Slavery, Noble Birth & the Figure of Joseph
Chapter 8 Summary/Synthesis of Part 1
Chapter 9 Introduction to the Pauline Literature
Chapter 10 The Paradigmatic Slave of God in Philippians
Chapter 11 Slavery & Freedom in Galatians
Chapter 12 Enslavement to Sin & God in Romans
Chapter 13 Slaves & Free Persons in 1 Corinthians
Chapter 14 Conclusion

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