Jesus’ Family and their Genealogy according to the Testimony of Julius Africanus

Guignard, Christophe. (2011) Jesus’ Family and their Genealogy according to the Testimony of Julius Africanus. In: Infancy Gospels. Stories and Identities. Tübingen, pp. 67-93.

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In his Letter to Aristides, Julius Africanus (ca. 170-250) aims at reconciling Matthew’s and Luke’s genealogies of Jesus. For this sake, he invokes earlier traditions, one of which claims to originate within the circle of the Desposynoi, who were members of Jesus’ family. After examining the role of this tradition in Africanus’ argumentation, this contribution investigates carefully his content, showing that it reflects a 1 st century Palestinian setting, probably before the Jewish Revolt. Particular attention is payed to the information concerning the Desposynoi’s genealogical tradition, whose possible links with each of the Gospel genealogies are investigated.
Faculties and Departments:01 Faculty of Theology > Ehemalige Organisationseinheiten Theologie > Kirchen- und Theologiegeschichte (Wallraff)
UniBasel Contributors:Guignard, Christophe
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Book Chapter
Publisher:Mohr Siebeck
Series Name:Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament
Issue Number:281
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
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