Jairus's Daughter and the Haemorrhaging Woman: Tradition and Interpretation of an Early-Christian Miracle Story

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    Abstract

    In this book Arie W. Zwiep investigates the gospel stories of the raising of Jairus’s daughter and the healing of the haemorrhaging woman (Mark 5:21–43; Matt 9:18–26; Luke 8:40–56), with particular attention to the proficiency of a multiperspectival reading strategy. Applying a range of interpretative models to the same set of texts, it aims to describe and evaluate what happens when an ancient Gospel text is approached from a variety of (sometimes conflicting) methodological angles. Among the various (diachronic and synchronic) models that are being applied in this study are philological criticism, form criticism and structural analysis, tradition- and redaction criticism, orality studies and performance criticism, narrative analysis, textual criticism and the study of intertextuality. Such a comprehensive approach, it is argued, leads to an increased knowledge and a deepened understanding of the ancient texts in question and to a sharpened awareness of the applicability of current scholarly research instruments to unlock documents from the past.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationTübingen
    PublisherMohr Siebeck
    Number of pages480
    ISBN (Electronic)9783161575617
    ISBN (Print)9783161575600
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Publication series

    NameWUNT
    Volume421
    ISSN (Print)0512-1604
    ISSN (Electronic)2568-7476

    Keywords

    • New Testament
    • Exegesis
    • Synoptic Gospels
    • Biblical Hermeneutics
    • Jesus
    • Jairus
    • Haemorrhaging Woman

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