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Birds

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Author(s): Meyer, Eric Daryl
Nearly all the commonplace interactions between early Christians and the birds who flew in ancient skies have disappeared from the historical record. Notable exceptions include the earliest followers of Jesus continuing sacrificial rituals at the Jerusalem Temple, the practice of domesticating certain birds, and encounters between birds and Christians in the arena. Birds do, however, appear prominently as figures, symbols, exemplars, and omens within late antique Christian discourse. Birds funct…
Date: 2020-09-21

Deer

(1,377 words)

Author(s): Meyer, Eric Daryl
Deer appear most frequently in late ancient Christian discourse in one of three ways: as representatives of pastoral calm, as figures of the hunt, and as the archenemy of venomous snakes and scorpions. The imagery offered by these tropes gave early Christians fertile material for offering spiritual exhortation, lifting up moral exemplars, and creatively crafting imagery for Christ and God.Deer as Pastoral SymbolsAs the centerpiece of pastoral scenes, deer allow Christian authors to link piety with peaceful, noble, and verdant images from the natural world.…
Date: 2020-09-21