The Talmud, the Hippocratic Corpus and Mark’s healing Jesus on infectious diseases

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dc.contributor.author Dube, Zorodzai
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T06:45:41Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-01T06:45:41Z
dc.date.issued 2018-07-30
dc.description.abstract Through interacting with the sick, did Jesus contract infectious diseases or did he take preventive herbs to avoid them? During biblical times, infectious diseases were fatal. Diarrhoea, cough, pneumonia and skin diseases would quickly spread across villages or cities. Underscoring the seriousness with which prevention of infectious diseases was taken, 213 of the 613 biblical commandments concern hygiene. This study has two tasks: firstly, exploring the various techniques undertaken to avoid infectious diseases by looking at daily preventive hygienic activities. Secondly, given that Jesus was always in the company of sick crowds, the study re-describes Mark 1:4–45, where Jesus, after healing the leper, was forbidden from entering the city as indicative of fear against infectious diseases. Furthermore, the story (Mk 3:7–12) whereby Jesus requested a boat to create a gap between himself and the people is plausible from the perspective of infectious diseases. en_ZA
dc.description.department New Testament Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Dube, Z., 2018, ‘The Talmud, the Hippocratic Corpus and Mark’s healing Jesus on infectious diseases’, HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 74(1), 4985. https://DOI.org/10.4102/hts.v74i1.4985. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v74i1.4985
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/67114
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Jesus en_ZA
dc.subject Infectious diseases en_ZA
dc.subject Preventive herbs en_ZA
dc.subject Preventive hygienic activities en_ZA
dc.title The Talmud, the Hippocratic Corpus and Mark’s healing Jesus on infectious diseases en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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