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The Peri Pascha Attributed to Melito of Sardis: Setting, Purpose, and Sources

by Lynn H. Cohick
Format
Book
Published
Providence : Brown Judaic Studies, c2000.
Language
English
Series
Brown Judaic Studies
ISBN
1930675038 (cloth : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Stories 1
  • Brief Summary of the Homily 2
  • History of the Text 4
  • Date of the Homily 6
  • Anti-Jewish Rhetoric in the Homily 7
  • Scriptural Quotations 7
  • Method and Organization of this Study 8
  • Part 1 Setting and Purpose of the Peri Pascha 11
  • Eusebius' information 11
  • Reliability of Eusebius' Information 12
  • Authorship Question 12
  • Polycrates' Evidence in Euesbius 13
  • Eusebius' Preface to the Homily 16
  • Two Paschal Homilies 19
  • Anonymous Work 21
  • Six Books of Extracts 21
  • Quartodeciman Position of the Homily 22
  • Quartodeciman Position and the Charge of Judaizing 29
  • Sardis Provenance 31
  • Possible Palestine Provenance 35
  • Interpretations of the Homily's First Line 37
  • Summary of Eusebius' evidence 39
  • Fragments attributed to Melito of Sardis 39
  • Authorship Claims among the Fragments 39
  • Fragment Variants: eis sphagen (to the slaughter) 41
  • Fragment Variants and Lists in PP 59 and PP 69 44
  • Summary of the Fragment Evidence 51
  • Anti-Judaism in the Homily 52
  • Ho laos and "Israel" in the Homily 54
  • Egypt Foreshadowing Both Jesus and "Israel" 62
  • Influence of the Temple's Destruction upon Christianity 62
  • Initial Perspectives on the Anti-Judaism in the Homily 63
  • Social/Political Roots of Anti-Judaism 64
  • Alleged Jewish Missionary Activity 68
  • Popularity of Judaism 70
  • Jews' Alleged Persecution of Christians 70
  • Tensions in Sardis 74
  • Additional Social Impetuses behind the Anti-Judaism 74
  • Self-Definition Roots of Anti-Judaism 76
  • Theological Roots of Anti-Judaism 77
  • Anti-Gnostic Polemics 80
  • Anti-Marcionite Polemics 81
  • Summary of the Homily's Anti-Judaism 85
  • Quotations Used in the Homily 89
  • Quotations Inform the Design of the Homily 91
  • Passover Motif and Exodus 12 92
  • Early Jewish Passover Material 95
  • Exodus 12 and the Passover in Early Christian Writings 99
  • Homily's Variants and their Sources 102
  • Questions concerning Sources for Passover Story 103
  • General Use of Sources by the Homilist 104
  • Sources Available in the Ancient World 105
  • Characteristics of Derivative Biblical Sources 111
  • Human Predicament 113
  • Gen. 2.16-17 Quotation 116
  • Series Quotations, PP 61-64 121
  • Psalm 2.1-2 and Isaiah 53.7-8 122
  • Deuteronomy 28.66 126
  • Jeremiah 11.19 and the Composite Quotation 130
  • Composite Quotation 133
  • Isaiah 50.8 Quotation 137
  • Jeremiah 5.8 Passage 138
  • Summary of the Use of Derivative-Biblical Sources 139
  • Description of Sources 142
  • Conclusion: A New Model of Interpretation for the Peri Pascha 147
  • Challenges to Current Scholarship 147
  • Christian Self-Definition 149
  • Homilist's Intention in Writing the Homily 150
  • A New Model for Interpreting the Homily 152
  • Appendix A Fragment 15 and Irenaeus 155
  • Secondary 160.
Description
x, 187 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-177) and indexes.
Series Statement
Brown Judaic studies ; no. 327
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