Reflections on 1 Corinthians 9 and 10


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Reflections on 1 Corinthians 9 and 10
By A. J. Fecko - 29 Dec 2011

I've come across another pertinent reference. Note especially the latter part:  

14 Food sold at a macellon could have consisted of different kinds of meat, sacrificial and otherwise slaughtered, and also fish, poultry, vegetables and so on. See the recent study by D.-A. Koch, " 'Alles, was en makellw verkauft wird, eBt ...' Die macella von Pompeji, Gerasa und Korinth und ihre Bedeutung fur die Auslegung von 1 Kor 10,25," ZNW 90 (1999) 194-219, esp. 198 and 210. Koch relies heavily on C. De Ruyt, Macellum. Marche alimentaire des Romains ( Louvain-la-Neuve: Publication d'Histoire de l'Art et d'Archeologie de l'Universite Catholique de Louvain, 1983). The results arrived at by R. Saez Gonzalves differ from this picture. According to him the food sold in a so-called macellon in the east of the Roman Empire probably did not include meat at all! See R. Saez Gonzalvez, El problema de las carnes inmoladas a los idolos y las soluciones propuestas (1 Cor 8,; Act 15, 29; 21,25; Apoc. 2, 14.20): Un estudio teologico---biblico sobre la unidad y la diversidad en el Nuovo Testamento (Rome: Pontifica Universitas Gregoriana, 1994) 81-82. A Footnote in the article "Drawing the Line: Paul on Idol Food and Idolatry in 1 Cor 8:1-11:1" by Karl-Gustav Sandelin in the book "Neotestamentica et Philonica, Studies in Honor of Peder Borgen" edited by , David Edward Aune, Torrey Seland, and Jarl Henning Ulrichsen. 

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