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Crucifixion in Antiquity: An Inquiry into the Background and Significance of the New Testament Terminology of Crucifixion
Samuelsson, Gunnar

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013 pp. xxxii + 364.2nd Edition. €79.00

Series Information
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament, 2/310


Description: Gunnar Samuelsson investigates the philological aspects of how ancient Greek, Latin and Hebrew/Aramaic texts depict crucifixions. A survey of the texts shows that there has been too narrow a view of the “crucifixion” terminology. The various terms do not only refer to "crucify" and "cross." They are used much more diversely. Hence, most of the crucifixion accounts that scholars cite in the ancient literature have to be rejected, leaving only a few

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Johannine Literature, John, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period

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Review by John Granger Cook
Published 4/14/2014
Citation: John Granger Cook, review of Gunnar Samuelsson, Crucifixion in Antiquity: An Inquiry into the Background and Significance of the New Testament Terminology of Crucifixion, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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