Slavery Metaphors in Early Judaism
& Pauline Christianity

A Traditio-Historical & Exegetical Examination

By John Byron
October 2003
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3-16-148079-1
314 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/4" x 9 1/4"
$82.50 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.

Theology
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2, No. 162

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