Crucifixion in Antiquity: An Inquiry into the Background and Significance of the New Testament Terminology of Crucifixion
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013 pp. xxxii + 364.2nd Edition. €79.00
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
Review by John Granger Cook
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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