Dušan Ignjatović

Early Christian Interpretation of 1 Samuel 28: Justin Martyr, Tertullian and Origen – the eschatological perspectives

pages: 523-548

Abstract

The scriptural pericope of Saul and the woman from Endor in 1 Samuel 28 lays at the center of vigorous debates among early Christian authors about the general resurrection, the immortality and posthumous fate of the soul, the source of prophetic gifts and the efficacy of necromancy, as well as on the method of interpretation of Scripture. The article deals with Justine Martyr, Tertullian and Origen’s readings of this pericope from the broader perspective of their exegetical practices, with special emphasis on the eschatological implications of these interpretations.

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27-187"01/02"

27-243.32-275.2

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