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Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature$
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James A. W. Heffernan

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300195583

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300195583.001.0001

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Biblical Hospitality

Biblical Hospitality

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(p.41) 2 Biblical Hospitality
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Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature
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James A. W. Heffernan

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300195583.003.0003

This chapter illustrates examples of hospitality in biblical literature. In Paradise Lost, Milton reshapes the book of Genesis and describes how Satan perverts the principle of hospitality that later prompts Adam and Eve play host to Raphael, who came to warn them against Satan. The Old Testament features remarkable episodes of hospitality beginning with Abraham as host of the angels.

Keywords:   hospitality, biblical literature, Paradise Lost, Genesis, Satan, Old Testament, Abraham, angels

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