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Eleazar - the honor of death: Eleazar's death within the perspective of honor and shame

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dc.contributor.author Jordaan, Pierre Johan
dc.contributor.author Hefer, B.J. .
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-03T06:18:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-03T06:18:41Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Jordaan, P.J. & Hefer, B.J. 2011. Eleazar - the honor of death: Eleazar's death within the perspective of honor and shame. Ekklesiastikos Pharos, 93:242-258. [http://www.uj.ac.za/EN/Faculties/humanities/departments/greeklatin/research] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1018-9556
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7423
dc.description Published by the Institute for Afro-Hellenic Studies (under the patronage of His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros B) in collaboration with the Department of Greek and Latin Studies (University of Johannesburg) en_US
dc.description Ekklesiastikos Pharos is also a mouthpiece of the South African Association for Patristic and Byzantine Studies and of ETALEM (Thessaloniki, Greece)
dc.description.abstract Martyrdom has become 'n focal point in recent decades. Although many aspects of martyrdom have been studied, the aspect of honor and shame is yet to be fully explored. This article aims to take a fresh look at martyrdom, especially that of Eleazar in 2 Maccabees 6:18-31. To do so, the cultural-anthropological approach of Malina is used. Further, the relation between honor and reward is also explored. The death of Eleazar is judged within the boundaries of "honor and shame", "pure and impure" and "holy and profane". The patron-client relationship between God en Eleasar is also considered. In so doing, the article points out how the death of this Jewish scribe could be considered "honorable" in spite of all the dishonorable things that were part of his execution. It also points out how Eleazar's death stands as a testament of his honor against those of his executioners. Looking at the death of Eleazar from an honor-shame perspective has proven to help in the understanding of martyrdom in the past, and perhaps even in the present. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Ekklesiastikos Pharos is also a mouthpiece of the South African Association for Patristic and Byzantine Studies and of ETALEM (Thessaloniki, Greece)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Johannesburg en_US
dc.title Eleazar - the honor of death: Eleazar's death within the perspective of honor and shame en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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