Jairus’s Daughter and the Female Body in Mark


Luttick, Janine. (2023). Jairus’s Daughter and the Female Body in Mark Society of Biblical Literature.
AuthorsLuttick, Janine

Jairus's Daughter and the Female Body in Mark demonstrates that ubiquitous and significant depictions of children in the literature and material culture of the first century CE shaped the mindsets of the Gospel of Mark's original audience. Through a detailed analysis of the story of Jairus's daughter in Mark 5 and of the archaeological remains depicting female children, Janine E. Luttick reveals how ancient hearers of this story encountered an image of a female child that communicated ideas of hope to Jesus's followers and in turn how readers today can understand the authority of Jesus, the domestic structures of early Christianity, and the suffering and loss experienced by some early Christians.

KeywordsBible; Mark V; criticism; interpretation; Daughter of Jirus; raising of the Miracle
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Page range1-329
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Print04 Aug 2023
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Deposited15 Feb 2024
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Copyright © 2023 by Janine E. Luttick.

Year01 Jan 2023
PublisherSociety of Biblical Literature
Place of publicationUnited States
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