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The Philostratean Apollonius As A Teacher

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Apollonius of Tyana has played a major role in New Testament exegesis, where he has traditionally been compared to Jesus. This chapter deals with Apollonius of Tyana, a teacher in the VA. First, it looks for the literary conventions Philostratus may have followed when writing about a famous man. Second, it compares the VA with the non-Philostratean tradition. Third, the chapter analyzes extensive works written by Philostratus in order to explain the picture of Apollonius. Finally, it focuses on the historical context of Apollonius' and Philostratus' times and the situation in which the writer lived.

Keywords: Apollonius of Tyana; New Testament exegesis; Philostratus



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