Biblical Paradox and “I am” sayings in the Johannine Literature by Richard K. Min

Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting 2012 (SBL IM2012) Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 23-26, 2012.

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Abstract:

The study of paradox has been one of the most neglected areas in contemporary biblical scholarship for the latter half of the 20th century. However, there has been a renewed interest due to the innovative approach and breakthrough pioneered by Kripke in the study of paradox of circularity. This paper explores and presents this new paradigm and critical method to understand and analyze biblical paradox of circularity, literary circular constructs, and “I am” sayings in the Johannine literature (John, 1 John, and Revelation). In this paper, the author explores this new paradigm in the study and analysis of biblical paradox of circularity, and proposes a critical method toward the analysis of biblical paradox of circularity and circular constructs.

Keywords: biblical paradox; circularity; I am; ego eimi; einai en; menein en; John; 1 John; Johannine literature

** Click here for the paper **  SBL-IM2012Min

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