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Municipal Imperial Cults: Two Case Studies

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Closer scrutiny of two well‐documented temples adds nuance to the survey in the preceding chapter. The Sebasteion at Aphrodisias and the Augusteion at Ephesos show the diversity that is included in ... More


Working With Myth

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The inherent instability of Revelation's cosmology was mitigated to some extent by John's use of myth. John established an east Mediterranean ethos for the congregations through his use of the combat ... More


Defacing the Gods at Aphrodisias

R.R.R. Smith

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The cities of the late antique Mediterranean were full of monumental images of the Olympian gods. This chapter is a case study of the Christian adjustments made to the display of marble reliefs in ... More


Collecting Ethnē in Aphrodisias and Acts 2:5–13

Christopher Stroup

in The Christians Who Became Jews: Acts of the Apostles and Ethnicity in the Roman City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300247893
eISBN:
9780300252187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300247893.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the production of Jewish identity and difference in Acts 2:5–13. Acts 2:5–13 strategically combines multiple ways of being Jewish in a single passage, thereby emphasizing that ... More


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