The Sweet Scent of the Gospel in the Didache and in Second Corinthians: Some Comments on Two Recent Interpretations of the Stinoufi Prayer in the Coptic Did. 10.8

Kurek-Chomycz, Dominika (2009) The Sweet Scent of the Gospel in the Didache and in Second Corinthians: Some Comments on Two Recent Interpretations of the Stinoufi Prayer in the Coptic Did. 10.8. Vigiliae Christianae, 63 (4). pp. 323-344. ISSN 0042-6032

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
Official URL: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/10...

Abstract

The Coptic Didache excerpt, and the so called stinoufi prayer in particular, remain a contentious issue. In this essay two of the interpretations that have been proposed, by Joseph Ysebaert and Alistair Stewart-Sykes, respectively, are reassessed. I argue that not only the stinoufi prayer, but also 2 Cor 2:14-16 is best understood against the sapiential tradition of associating Wisdom with fragrance. In Did. 10.8, like in the Pauline passage, the notion of the aroma most likely refers to the gospel. Thus even though it may not be possible to establish a direct dependence, some relationship between the Pauline metaphor and the stinoufi prayer cannot be excluded

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Stinoufi; Scent; Coptic Didache; 2 Corinthians; Olfactory Imagery, Ben Sira
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Theology, Philosophy and Religion
Depositing User: Susan Murray
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 10:08
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2014 10:08
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/106

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item