Title

The "assumption" of the righteous dead in the Wisdom of Solomon and the Sayings Gospel Q

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Journal

Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses

Volume

29

Issue

3

First Page

287

Last Page

299

URL with Digital Object Identifier

https://doi.org/10.1177/000842980002900302

Abstract

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"The Wisdom of Solomon applies language from the Genesis reference to Enoch's assumption (Gen. 5:24 LXX) to the dead "righteous one" (Wis. 4:7-17). This unusual use of the motif of assumption, normally thought of as an escape from death, is facilitated by topoi drawn from Hellenistic consolation materials; however, the typical corollary of assumption in the Jewish tradition—heavenly or eschatological exaltation—is also applied to the righteous one in Wis. 5:1-5. This innovation is particularly instructive for Q, which may understand Jesus' post-mortem vindication and exaltation in terms of assumption (Q 13:35)."

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