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Child in Danger, Child of Wonder

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter compares Matthew’s story of the endangered child Jesus and his precocity with similar stories in mythic historiography. The ancient histories of Augustus, Moses, Cyrus, and Alexander the ... More


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