Lectionary Year A
April 4, 1999
Step IV: Broader Context
A. NT/PRIMITIVE CHRISTIANITY
(FS) a. Resurrection as key to proclamation of the Gospel in the
early Church: passages like Acts 2:31, 4:33, 17:18;
1 Cor. 15
b. Mary Magdalene: Luke 8:2, "seven demons cast out"; Luke
8:1-3 has her as part of a group of women followers of Jesus who helped support him and the circle of disciples.
John 19: 25 has her as one of the tiny group with Jesus as
he died on the cross.
(FS) a. Resurrection "according to the Scriptures": like Psalm 16:8-11?
b. Matthew 22:23 notes that the Sadducees did not believe in
a resurrection of the body. Was this an item of dispute
Friends and colleagues, I'm a long way from the library. Did anyone find anything on what people in 1st century Jewish and Hellenistic cultures thought about the possibility of the resurrection of the dead?
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