By David W. Chapman
David W. Chapman examines moment Temple and early rabbinic literature and fabric continues to be which will display the diversity of historic Jewish perceptions approximately crucifixion. Early Christian literature is then proven to mirror expertise of, and interplay with, those Jewish perceptions. old Jewish old debts of crucifixion are tested, magical literature is analyzed, and the proverbial use of crucifixion imagery is studied. He can pay targeted realization to Jewish interpretations of key outdated testomony texts that point out human physically suspension in organization with execution. earlier experiences have confirmed how pervasive in antiquity used to be the view of the go as a negative and shameful demise. during this quantity, the writer presents extra proof of such perspectives in old Jewish groups. extra confident perceptions may be hooked up to crucifixion insofar because the dying may be linked to the blameless patient or martyr in addition to with latent sacrificial photographs. Christian literature, proclaiming a crucified Messiah, betrays knowledge of those a variety of perceptions through trying to reject or remodel destructive stereotypes, or via embracing a few of these extra confident institutions. therefore early Christian literature at the go shows, to a better measure than is usually well-known, a mirrored image upon many of the Jewish perceptions of the go in antiquity
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This point is not at odds with Baumgarten, but it is crucial to understanding how 2 * 7 2 $ functions. Third, as Baumgarten himself admits (though without proper emphasis), there are many instances where 2 * 7 2 $ and its cognates are clearly used to des ignate an act of crucifixion. Baumgarten lists two examples: t. Sanh. 7 and m. Yebam. 16:3. Halperin also notes the parallels to m. Yebam. 16:3 in /. Yebam. 14:4, b. Yebam. 120b, and especially inj;. Yebam. 16:3 [15c], where a matron can ransom the crucified man.
Git. 7:1 [48c]. Especially note the rabbinic w o r k s analysed in chapter five, §§2 and 3 (including Sem. ii. 11, w h i c h assumes that the b o d y decays until it is unrecognizable while being cruci fied - using 21*725). Perhaps here it also should b e noted that sade is connected with J e s u s ' crucifixion in the early medieval Midrash ha- Otiot version Β - a fact that Figueras attributes in part to the crucifixion term and in part d u e to the shape of the letter 25; Pau Figueras, " A Midrashic Interpretation of the Cross as a S y m b o l , " Studii Biblici Franciscani Liber Annuus 30 (1980): 1 5 9 - 6 3 (dating the passage to the fourth-seventh centuries).
One solution to the terminological complexities this produces in English would be to follow the Spanish approach of Diez Merino in labeling all acts of human bodily suspension as instances of "crucifixion" (only then distin guishing between forms of crucifixion: empalamiento, crucifixion ante mortem, exposicion del cadaver post mortem). However, following tradi tional English usage, we will continue to use "crucifixion" to mean the executionary suspension of a person on a cross-shaped object (allowing for a certain flexibility in shapes).
Ancient Jewish and Christian perceptions of crucifixion by David W. Chapman