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Kraus, Thomas (2014). Bevor der Hahn zweimal krähen wird... Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum, 17(3):428-450.

Abstract

Although I have repeatedly published about the so-called Fayum Fragment (P.Vindob.G) 2325 - a fragment of a potential, non-canonical gospel, I have previously only briefly touched on the two lexemes ἀ λεκτρυών and κοκκύζω used for the cock’s crow. In the present study, I will offer a more detailed presentation of their usage and provide a more thorough analysis of the question, which expressions for the cock and its crow were common in Greek in various areas and situations. The result comes as a surprise: it is not the usage in the text of the Fayum Fragment that is striking and peculiar in comparison with the rest of Greek literature, but rather the fact that the canonical gospels consistently use ἀ λέκτωρ with φωνέω. Furthermore, the term hapax legomenon for ἀ λεκτρυών and κοκκύζω is a dubious and problematic attribute because it suggests a certain particularity, which, if at all valid, is limited at best.

Abstract

Although I have repeatedly published about the so-called Fayum Fragment (P.Vindob.G) 2325 - a fragment of a potential, non-canonical gospel, I have previously only briefly touched on the two lexemes ἀ λεκτρυών and κοκκύζω used for the cock’s crow. In the present study, I will offer a more detailed presentation of their usage and provide a more thorough analysis of the question, which expressions for the cock and its crow were common in Greek in various areas and situations. The result comes as a surprise: it is not the usage in the text of the Fayum Fragment that is striking and peculiar in comparison with the rest of Greek literature, but rather the fact that the canonical gospels consistently use ἀ λέκτωρ with φωνέω. Furthermore, the term hapax legomenon for ἀ λεκτρυών and κοκκύζω is a dubious and problematic attribute because it suggests a certain particularity, which, if at all valid, is limited at best.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:01 Faculty of Theology > Institute of Theology
Dewey Decimal Classification:230 Christianity & Christian theology
Language:German
Date:2014
Deposited On:25 Feb 2015 12:51
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 11:57
Publisher:De Gruyter
ISSN:0949-9571
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/zac-2013-0022

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