Saturday, May 30, 2020

Locating Pentecost?

SHAVUOT RELATED: Locating Pentecost – Part 1 (Chris McKinny, Bible Places Blog).

I do not insist that the Pentecost event narrated in Acts chapter 2 actually happened. It has some earmarks of being a midrashic composition. But neither do I exclude the possibility. The event may have been recalled and interpreted through a midrashic lens.

In any case, it is likely that the story was associated with a specific place, which makes this discussion of interest.

For lots more on the Jewish festival of Shavuot/Weeks (happening now) and the Christian festival of Pentecost (this Sunday), see here and links.

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