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Not Bread AloneThe Uses of Food in the Old Testament$
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Nathan MacDonald

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199546527

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.001.0001

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Conclusion

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Not Bread Alone
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Nathan MacDonald (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0009

Recent scholarship on food in the New Testament has tended to highlight the relationship of Christian and Jewish meals in the first century AD to Graeco-Roman meals. This too often obscures the relationship that these meals have with the Old Testament Scriptures and Jewish tradition. A brief examination of the Lucan theme of reversal, the juxtaposition of table and court in Mark, and the Pauline presentation of the Lord's Supper in 1 Corinthians show that there are a number of important links with understandings of food and its symbolism found in the Old Testament

Keywords:   New Testament, Luke, 1 Corinthians, Mark, Eucharist, symposium

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