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Wrath of God

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Author(s): Jödicke, Ansgar | Achenbach, Reinhard | Herzer, Jens | Volkmann, Stefan | Bieritz, Karl-Heinrich
[German Version] I. Religious Studies As with other divine attributes, the wrath of God (cf. Wrath/Anger) is an anthropomorphism that is encountered in iconography (I; e.g. of Thangkas [ tʾaṅ Ka] in Tibet), but especially in the mythology of many religions, where it leads to various entanglements within the plot. In Greek mythology, for instance, the enraged god Zeus sends Pandora’s box to humanity after having being deceived by Prometheus, thereby bringing evil into the world. Depending on the situation, the wrath of God can illustrate the capriciousness or predictabil…

2.3.2 Greek

(4,583 words)

Author(s): Herzer, Jens
Part of 2 Baruch/Jeremiah - 2.3 4 Baruch/Paralipomena Jeremiou 2.3.2.1 Nature and Significance: Greek as the Original Language of 4 BaruchAs outlined in 2.3.1, Greek is most probably the original language of 4 Baruch. This insight has become a major consensus in scholarship.1 The Greek of 4 Baruch is characterized by a rather simple Koine style, references to traditions of the Hebrew Bible and biblical Greek, and a number of so-called Hebraisms or Aramaisms, which in older scholarship led to the assumption of a Hebrew origin.2 Given the localization of 4 Baruch, most likely in Pa…
Date: 2020-02-27