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Author Hoag, Gary G

Title Wealth in ancient Ephesus and the First Letter to Timothy : fresh insights from Ephesiaca by Xenophon of Ephesus / Gary G. Hoag
Published Winona Lake, IN : Eisenbrauns, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Series Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement ; v. 11
Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement
Contents Series; Title; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction: Reading the Teachings onRiches in 1 Timothy; Chapter 1: Ephesiaca by Xenophon of Ephesus andSocio-Rhetorical Interpretation; Chapter 2: The Social Setting and Cultural Rules of the Wealthy in Ephesus in the First Century CE; Chapter 3: Wealth, Women, and 1 Timothy 2:9-15; Chapter 4: Greed, Stewardship, and 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Chapter 5: Slaves, Masters, and 1 Timothy 6:1-2a; Chapter 6: False Teachers, Godliness, and 1 Timothy 6:2b-10; Chapter 7: Wealthy Ephesians, Real Life, and 1 Timothy 6:17-19; Summary and Conclusion
Summary Scholars are divided in their views about the teachings on riches in 1 Timothy. Evidence that has been largely overlooked in NT scholarship appears in Ephesiaca by Xenophon of Ephesus and suggests that the topic be revisited. Recently dated to the mid-first century C.E., Ephesiaca brings to life what is known from ancient sources about the social setting and cultural rules of the wealthy in Ephesus and provides details that enhance our knowledge of life and society in that place and time.In this volume, Hoag introduces Ephesiaca and employs a socio-rhetorical methodology to explore it alongside other ancient evidence and five passages in 1 Timothy (2:9-15; 3:1-13; 6:1-2a; 6:2b-10; and 6:17-19). His findings augment our modern conception of the Sitz im Leben of the wealthy in Ephesus. Additionally, because Ephesiaca contains some rare terms and themes that are found in 1 Timothy, this groundbreaking research offers fresh insight for biblical reading and interpretation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Xenophon, of Ephesus. Ephesiaca.
SUBJECT Xenophon, of Ephesus. Ephesiaca
Bible. Timothy, 1st -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Timothy, 1st fast
Ephesiaca (Xenophon, of Ephesus) fast
Subject Wealth -- Biblical teaching.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Paul's Letters.
Wealth -- Biblical teaching
SUBJECT Ephesus (Extinct city) -- Church history
Subject Turkey -- Ephesus (Extinct city)
Genre/Form Church history
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015028461
ISBN 9781575068329