n HTS : Theological Studies - Salt for the earthen oven revisited : original research
|Article Title||Salt for the earthen oven revisited : original research|
|Journal||HTS : Theological Studies|
|Author||John J. Pilch|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||1 - 5|
|Keyword(s)||Georgetown University, Washington DC and University of Pretoria|
The symbolic interpretation of the salt sayings in the New Testament (Mt 5:13; Mk 9:42-50; Lk 12:49-53; 14:34-35) is best based on the long-standing cultural practice of using salt as a catalytic agent to burn dung, the common fuel for the typical earthen oven used by peasants even to this day. Seasoning and preservation are culturally inappropriate.
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