BODIES AND POLITICS IN LUKE 1-2 AND SIRACH 44-50: MEN, WOMEN, AND BOYS

Vernon K. Robbins

Abstract


Alternative body politics place the body in the world and the world in the body in
decisively different ways. Luke 1-2 uses a priestly offering of incense in the
Jerusalem Temple to begin a body politics that establishes prophetic wisdom in
family households. Sirach 44-50, in contrast, uses worship led by the high priest
Simon to establish a priestly body politics that brings Woman Wisdom into the
Jerusalem Temple. When ritual actions and pronouncements of blessing occur not
only in the Jerusalem Temple but also in “family households of God” in Luke,
distinctly different “bodies” bring priestly blessing in “holy locations” and
distinctly different guidelines determine “inclusion” and “exclusion.” Reversing the
body politics of Sirach, Luke 1-2 configures the Jerusalem Temple as a house of
God that empowers a new group of “famous men and women” for God’s mighty
work in the world.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/90-0-1070

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