Martyrdom and Noble Death

Martyrdom and Noble Death

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This volume explores the fascinating phenomenon of noble death through pagan, Jewish and Christian sources. Today's society is uncomfortable with death, and willingly submitting to a violent and ostentatious death in public is seen as particularly shocking and unusual. Yet classical sources give a different view, with public self-sacrifice often being applauded. The Romans admired a heroic end in the battlefield or the arena, suicide in the tradition of Socrates was something laudable, and Christians and Jews alike faithfully commemorated their heroes who died during religious persecutions. The cross-cultural approach and wide chronological range of this study make it valuable for students and scholars of ancient history, religion and literature.And then the devil will find his end and sadness will be car- ried away together with him.158 (10:2) And then the hands of ... And the deep val- leys will sink even further.162 (10:5) The sun will no longer give light and the horns of the (crescent) moon will turn into ... The passage may, however, more generally suggest that sadness caused by the devil will disappear because he will not be part of the Kingdom of the ... 32:11a€“14, 28a€“35; Ps. 106:19a€“23; Philo, De vita Mosis 2.166; As. Mos.

Title:Martyrdom and Noble Death
Author: Friedrich Avemarie, Jan Willem van Henten
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-08-18

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