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Author Cohick, Lynn H., author

Title The Peri Pascha attributed to Melito of Sardis : setting, purpose, and sources / by Lynn H. Cohick ; Michael L. Satlow, managing editor
Published Providence : Brown Judaic Studies, 2019


Description 1 online resource (201 pages)
Series Brown Judaic studies ; 327
Brown Judaic studies ; no. 327.
Contents Stories -- Brief Summary of the Homily -- History of the Text -- Date of the Homily -- Anti-Jewish Rhetoric in the Homily -- Scriptural Quotations -- Method and Organization of this Study -- Setting and Purpose of the Peri Pascha -- Eusebius' information -- Reliability of Eusebius' Information -- Authorship Question -- Polycrates' Evidence in Euesbius -- Eusebius' Preface to the Homily -- Two Paschal Homilies -- Anonymous Work -- Six Books of Extracts -- Quartodeciman Position of the Homily -- Quartodeciman Position and the Charge of Judaizing -- Sardis Provenance -- Possible Palestine Provenance -- Interpretations of the Homily's First Line -- Summary of Eusebius' evidence -- Fragments attributed to Melito of Sardis -- Authorship Claims among the Fragments -- Fragment Variants: eis sphagen (to the slaughter) -- Fragment Variants and Lists in PP 59 and PP 69 -- Summary of the Fragment Evidence -- Anti-Judaism in the Homily -- Ho laos and "Israel" in the Homily -- Egypt Foreshadowing Both Jesus and "Israel" -- Influence of the Temple's Destruction upon Christianity -- Initial Perspectives on the Anti-Judaism in the Homily -- Social/Political Roots of Anti-Judaism -- Alleged Jewish Missionary Activity -- Popularity of Judaism -- Jews' Alleged Persecution of Christians -- Tensions in Sardis -- Additional Social Impetuses behind the Anti-Judaism -- Self-Definition Roots of Anti-Judaism -- Theological Roots of Anti-Judaism -- Anti-Gnostic Polemics -- Anti-Marcionite Polemics -- Summary of the Homily's Anti-Judaism. Description based on print version record
Summary "This volume remains one of the only major studies of the Peri Pascha. The Peri Pascha was authored by Melito, the Christian bishop of Sardis in the second century CE, as a homily. It is notable for its early, extensive, and sharply anti-Judaic typological analysis of the paschal lamb described in Exodus 12. Cohick's study explores the purpose, sources, and especially the anti-Judaic elements of this homily."--Provided by publisher
Notes Edition statement from online full metadata page
"This edition incorporates typographical corrections of the original text."--Publishers' preface
"Open access edition funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Open Book Program."--T.p. verso
"Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License."--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 01, 2020)
Subject Melito, Saint, Bishop of Sardis, active 2nd century. Homily on the Passion.
SUBJECT Bible -- Homiletical use.
Bible. fast (OCoLC)fst01356024
Homily on the Passion (Melito, Saint, Bishop of Sardis) fast (OCoLC)fst01361216
Subject Christianity and antisemitism.
Christianity and antisemitism.
Genre/Form e-books.
Livres numériques.
Form Electronic book
Author Satlow, Michael L., editorial director.
National Endowment for the Humanities, sponsoring body.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, sponsoring body.
ISBN 9781946527196