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The afterlife imagery in Luke's story of the rich man and Lazarus [electronic resource] / by Outi Lehtipuu.

By: Lehtipuu, Outi.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Supplements to Novum Testamentum: v. 123.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007Description: 1 online resource (xii, 361 p.).ISBN: 9789047410584 (electronic bk.); 9047410580 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. New Testament Luke XVI, 19-31 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Rich man and Lazarus (Parable) -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Future life -- Biblical teaching | Bible. N.T. Luc. XVI, 19-31 -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Mauvais riche (Parabole) | Vie future -- Enseignement biblique | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts | De rijke man en arme Lazarus | Lucas (bijbelboek) | Leven na de dood | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Afterlife imagery in Luke's story of the rich man and Lazarus.DDC classification: 226.8/06 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Problem -- Previous research and its evaluation -- Purpose of this study -- Preliminary remarks: from fixed parallels to intertextuality -- Differentiated fates in Greco-Roman sources -- Differentiated fates: only an elite view? -- Differentiated fates in Jewish sources -- Preliminary remarks: the function of the afterlife scene -- Structural themes of the story -- Details of the description -- Preliminary remarks: a consistent eschatological scheme? -- Rich man and Lazarus and Luke's eschatology -- Fate of the individual after death --
Summary: Despite the scholarly interest in Gospel parables, the afterlife scenery in the story of the rich man and Lazarus has often been overlooked. Using insights from the orality studies and intertextuality, this book offers fresh insights both to the way the fate of the dead was understood in the ancient world and to the concept of Lukan eschatology.
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Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Helsinki, 2004.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-329) and indexes.

Part I: Introduction -- Problem -- Previous research and its evaluation -- Purpose of this study -- Part II: Dividing the dead: the Hellenistic matrix -- Preliminary remarks: from fixed parallels to intertextuality -- Differentiated fates in Greco-Roman sources -- Differentiated fates: only an elite view? -- Differentiated fates in Jewish sources -- Summary of part two -- Part III: Luke's description of the hereafter in context -- Preliminary remarks: the function of the afterlife scene -- Structural themes of the story -- Details of the description -- Summary of part three -- Part IV: Afterlife imagery in Luke-Acts -- Preliminary remarks: a consistent eschatological scheme? -- Rich man and Lazarus and Luke's eschatology -- Fate of the individual after death -- Summary of part four -- Conclusions.

Despite the scholarly interest in Gospel parables, the afterlife scenery in the story of the rich man and Lazarus has often been overlooked. Using insights from the orality studies and intertextuality, this book offers fresh insights both to the way the fate of the dead was understood in the ancient world and to the concept of Lukan eschatology.

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