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A csúfolódók széke
The Seat of Scoffers

Psalm 1:1 and the Spectacles in the Rabbinic Literature and Tertullian’s tractate, De spectaculis

Author(s): Mónika Mezey
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Studies of Literature, Biblical studies
Published by: Erdélyi Református Egyházkerület
Keywords: pagan entertainments; Ps 1:1; Avoda Zara; Tertullianus De spectaculis;

Summary/Abstract: Many of the parallels between rabbinic and early Christian writings can be explained by their common heritage and their shared opposition to pagan society. Their attitude towards spectacles may be an exception because the Hebrew Bible does not provide any guidance in this regard, yet their arguments against pagan entertainments are often based on the same proof text (Ps 1:1). This may be the result of intensive academic communication, but it could also be traced back to a common oral tradition.

  • Issue Year: 115/2022
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 109-118
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Hungarian