Anointing the Lowly: Messianic Meaning in John 12:1-8

Project: Dissertation

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Layman's description

In this dissertation project I investigate the historical-literary meaning of the anointing in Bethany in John's Gospel (12:1-8). In the interpretation of the significance of the anointing for Jesus and for the believers a comprehensive collection of ancient Jewish sources such as the Old Testament, the Pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the works of Josephus and Philo are analyzed.
Effective start/end date2011/09/012016/12/31