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EPIPHANEIA & THEOPHANEIA or DIONYSUS&JESUS (c)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 3/3/18) Methodology To support the case for Luke’s evocation of Dionysus, I shall utilize MacDonald’s criteria for determining mimesis, or an author’s intentional evocation of other texts. To strengthen the argument for a text’s dependence on an … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (CT)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  15/08/2017) DIONYSUS WRATH : THE CADMEIDES The three sisters of Semele, Agaue, Autonoe and Ino appear to have suffered their family calamities as punishment for slandering Dionysos’ mother Semele after her death. The son of Agaue, Pentheus … Continue reading

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EPIPHANEIA & THEOPHANEIA or DIONYSUS&JESUS (b)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 7/01/17) Dionysus in Acts Scholars have previously discussed the Dionysiac presence in Acts, which is particularly tied to Euripides’ Bacchae. Otto Weinreich argues that Acts is directly dependent on the text of the Bacchae, 19 and other … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (E)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  24/02/2016) V. PENTHEUS IS TORN APART BY HIS MOTHER & THE BAKKHAI ON MT KITHAIRON Euripides, Bacchae 990 ff :“Chorus [of Bakkhai] : Go to the mountain, go, fleet hounds of Lyssa (Madness), where the daughters of … Continue reading

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EPIPHANEIA & THEOPHANEIA or DIONYSUS&JESUS (a)

“HEALING STEPS”: JESUS’ DIONYSIAC TOUR IN LUKE INTRODUCTION In both redaction and use of special material, Luke presents Jesus as a new andimproved Dionysus. Luke’s correlation of the two divinities is an apologia designed toreassure Christians and potential converts that … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (D)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  23/05/2015) DIONYSOS WRATH: PENTHEUS (EURIPIDES) The story of Dionysos’ punishment of the sacriligeous Pentheus is most fully described in Euripides’ play the Bacchae. Selected passages are quoted below (the work is not quoted in its entirety). I) … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (C)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 1/05/2014) DIONYSOS WRATH: LYKOURGOS LOCALE: Edonia, Thrake (North of Greece) Homer, Iliad 6. 129 ff (trans. Lattimore) (Greek epic C8th B.C.) :“I will not fight against any god of the heaven, since even the son of Dryas, … Continue reading

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