n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Agricultural slavery and the parable of the loyal and wise slave in Q 12:42-46
|Article Title||Agricultural slavery and the parable of the loyal and wise slave in Q 12:42-46|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||70 - 110|
This article examines the parable of the loyal and wise slave in Q 12:42-46 by considering the ancient institution of agricultural slavery. Particular attention will be given to the managers of ancient slave-run farms, who were at times also slaves themselves. Methodologically, each verse of the parable will be read against the background of the ancient institution of agricultural slavery. The aim is not to interpret the metaphorical meaning of the parable, but merely to contextualise and illuminate its literal meaning.
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