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Joseph of ArimatheaA Study in Reception History$
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William John Lyons

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199695911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695911.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Joseph of Arimathea
Author(s):

William John Lyons

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695911.003.0001

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the reception history of one of the minor characters of the biblical narrative, Joseph of Arimathea. It investigates the multiple faces of Joseph as seen by interpreters down through the centuries with a particular concern to understand their illustrative value and pragmatic effectiveness. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   Joseph of Arimathea, Bible, reception history, biblical narrative

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