ANTI-JUDAÏSME IN ’N JOODSE TEKS? DIE GEVAL VAN OPENBARING

Jan Willem Van Henten

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This article offers a critical discussion of Peter Tomson's approach to Anti-Judaism in the New Testament (see his 'If this be from Heaven...' from 2001). Tomson rightly defines Anti-Judaism as hatred of Jews and characterizes key passages in John's Gospel as anti-Jewish, but he assesses similar passages in Revelation differently because, in his opinion, Revelation would be a Jewish text and a Jewish text cannot be anti-Jewish. All relevant passages in Revelation are surveyed and a re-reading of two key passages, Rev 2:9 and 3:9, is offered. Tomson's argument about Revelation is refuted - also with the help of modern analogies, which suggest that a Jewish text can be anti-Jewish. The article ends with a brief personal note that calls for a reading of Revelation in Christian communities that is not hurtful for Jews.

 


doi: 10.7833/108-1-3


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/108-0-3

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