Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Eaten by worms!

THE CSCO BLOG: Eaten By Worms: Comparison between Acts 12:23 and Death of the Persecutors 33-35 (Gianna Zipp). That's in the Bible. And elsewhere:
In quite a few ancient sources a bad emperor gets eaten alive by worms and in most of them it is made clear from the beginning that a god or God is punishing some impious tyrant by these means. There is already some work on the topos of worms as a disease naming numerous examples.[i] I want to compare the descriptions by Lactantius and Luke in Acts to see how they differ and why that may be ...

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