In this podcast, Rebekah and Benj consider whether the apparent incoherence and inconsistency in 1 Corinthians 8-11 can be resolved when the passage is viewed through the lens of the practice of eating sacrifices in the ancient world.
In the process, we may have established a new line of ideological biblical criticism: “thusiaphagological criticism,” which is viewing everything through the lens of sacrifice eating.
As discussed in the show, this exchange between Troy Martin and Mark Goodacre in JBL may add some clarity to the puzzling commands in 1 Corinthians 11 (see PDFs at the end of this post).
Troy W. Martin, “Paul’s Argument from Nature for the Veil in 1 Corinthians 11:13–15: A Testicle instead of a Head Covering,” JBL 123 (2004): 75-84.
Mark Goodacre, “Does περιβόλαιον Mean ‘Testicle’ in 1 Corinthians 11:15?” JBL 130 (2011): 391-96. Troy W. Martin, “Περιβόλαιον as “Testicle” in 1 Corinthians 11:15: A Response to Mark Goodacre,” JBL 132 (2013): 453-465.
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