The "Belly-Myther" of Endor

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The story of Saul and the woman at Endor in 1 Samuel 28 (LXX 1 Kingdoms 28) lay at the center of energetic disputes among early Christian authors about the nature and fate of the soul, the source of prophetic gifts, and biblical truth. In addition to providing the original texts and fresh translations of works by Origen, Eustathius of Antioch (not previously translated into English), and six other authors, Greer and Mitchell offer an insightful introduction to and detailed analysis of the rhetorical cast and theological stakes involved in early church debates on this notoriously difficult passage.Do not becomealongwith them rulers of Sodom and people of Gomorrah whose hands are filled with blood (Isa 1:10a€“11, 15). ... By what suicidea#39;s name for so many years have demons been cast out, are cast out, and will be cast out? And howanbsp;...

Title:The "Belly-Myther" of Endor
Author:Rowan A. Greer, Margaret Mary Mitchell
Publisher:Society of Biblical Lit - 2007


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