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Water into Wine and the Beheading of John the Baptist: Early Jewish-Christian Interpretation of Esther 1 in John 2:1-11 and Mark 6:17-29
Roger David Aus

ISBN 9781930675520
Status Available
Price: $19.95
Binding Paperback
Publication Date February 2008
   

This carefully argued work relates the New Testament descriptions of the miracle at Cana (John 2:1–11) and the beheading of John the Baptist (Mark 6:17–29) to the book of Esther and the Targum on the book of Esther. Based on a close examination of key words, phrases, and verbal motifs shared by the New Testament accounts and their antecedent texts, Aus concludes that the New Testament writers invented the narratives of the Cana miracle and John’s martyrdom based on Esther 1 and its interpretive history.




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