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Homily Form in Hellenistic and Early Christianity
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Homily Form in Hellenistic and Early Christianity
Homily Form in Hellenistic and Early Christianity A public, biblically based lecture or sermon within the early Christian worship service that explained a scriptural text or doctrine (Siegert, Sermon as an Invention, 26).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Homily Form (Hellenistic and Early Christian)
HOMILY FORM (HELLENISTIC AND EARLY CHRISTIAN). Christian preachers of the 3d century and later had clearly adopted explicit forms and methods for their preaching. They inherited and adapted these homiletical techniques from their predecessors in the art of persuasion, namely the rhetoricians of Greek
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Homily, Ancient
Homily, AncientWhile there is evidence for the existence of the homily in both the synagogue and the church prior to the second century a.d., its nature during this period is disputed. However, there is firm evidence for the homily in both Jewish and Christian circles from the second century a.d. onward.