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dc.contributor.authorJordaan, Pierre J.
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-05T12:58:01Z
dc.date.available2014-02-05T12:58:01Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationJordaan, P.J. 2012. Ritual, rage and revenge in 2 Maccabees 6 and 7. HTSTeologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 68(1):1-5. [http://www.hts.org.za/index.php/HTS]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0259-8050
dc.identifier.issn2072-8050
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/10069
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v68i1.1271
dc.description.abstractThe martyrs in 2 Maccabees 6 and 7 have been explored in various ways. In their commentaries on 2 Maccabees, Jan Willem van Henten and Daniel Schwartz proposed that the deaths of the martyrs should be seen as human sacrifices to please the deity. This idea has either been challenged or supported by scholars. This article supported the idea of human sacrifice, and applied the view of Richard DeMaris of the martyr’s deaths as exit rite to the above-mentioned texts. In essence this amounts to ritual critique. The results were surprising, and proved the model of DeMaris as a useful tool to examine rituals. The conclusion was reached that 2 Maccabees 6 and 7 is indeed an exit rite.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://www.hts.org.za/index.php/HTS/article/viewFile/1271/2554
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAOSISen_US
dc.titleRitual, rage and revenge in 2 Maccabees 6 and 7en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID13151142 - Jordaan, Pierre Johan


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