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Glahn defense mn part 3


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Glahn defense mn part 3

  1. 1. What was the setting in first-century Ephesus?
  2. 2. Curetes Street
  3. 3. << BCE CE >> The Harbors
  4. 4. The Amazon Connection
  5. 5. City founded by Amazon queen
  6. 6. What was Ephesus like and who was Artemis of the Ephesians in the first centuries?
  7. 7. Site visits: Ephesus, Rome, Pompeii, Athens, Jerusalem
  8. 8. Plutarch (A.D. 46–120) “Alexander [the Great] was born … the same day that the temple of Artemis at Ephesus was burned…. Its mistress was absent, assisting at the birth of Alexander.”
  9. 9. Strabo “Artemis has her name from the fact that she makes people ‘Artemeas’ meaning sound, well, or delivered…” LSJ lexicon: ρτεμέωἀ , to be safe, sound
  10. 10. “It is often thought that Artemis of Ephesus was a fertility goddess. However, Oster has noted that this view of the cult stems in large part from the Christian polemic against Artemis…” (Trebilco, 23)
  11. 11. Reasoning: •Breasts •Motherhood •Sex •Nurturing
  12. 12. What if… 1 Timothy 2:15 But “she will be saved through childbearing”-- if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
  13. 13. Creative thesis History: First-century Ephesus Gender: Esp. social history Art: The novel
  14. 14. Setting: The Ephesian Fragments
  15. 15. Character: Dr. Malia “Mia” Mikos
  16. 16. Excerpt