A Feminist Companion to the New Testament Apocrypha

A Feminist Companion to the New Testament Apocrypha

As a theme it surfaces frequently in the Apocryphal Acts.26 Jesus appears in many different forms , for example as one of the apostles , as a child or as a sailor.27 In the Acts of Thecla the appearance of Jesus is clearly meant to ...

Author: Amy-Jill Levine

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826466885

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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The eleventh volume in this series examines New Testament Apocryphal texts, including the Acts of Paul and Thecla, the Acts of John, the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Peter, the Martyrdom of Perpetua, the Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, the Acts of Andrew, the Acts of Thomas, and the Apocalypse of Peter, as well as Joseph and Asenath, the Irish apocrypha, and the Greek novels. In this diverse collection the contributors utilize a variety of approaches to explore topics such as the construction of Christian identity, the Christian martyr, heterodoxy and orthodoxy, conjugal ethics and apostolic homewreckers, trials and temptations, the rhetoric of the body, asceticism, and eroticism.
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A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John

A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John

Other title published in this series: A Feminist Companion to Matthew A Feminist Companion to Mark A Feminist Companion to ... A Feminist Companion to the Catholic Epistles and Hebrews A Feminist Companion to the Acts of the Apostles A ...

Author: Amy-Jill Levine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567590992

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The thirteenth volume in this landmark series examines the Revelation of John through the categories of post-colonial thought, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinization, virginity, and violence. The reach of this volume therefore goes beyond that of most feminist studies of Revelation, which frequently focus on the female imagery: the Thyatiran prophet called 'Jezebel', the 'Woman Clothed with the Sun', the 'Whore of Babylon', and the 'Bride'/the 'Heavenly Jerusalem'. The symbols of Revelation remain open and interpetations continue. Some readers will refuse to rejoice at the dismemberment of the Woman-who-is-Babylon; they will resist the (masochistic? infantile?) self-abasement before this imperial Deity who rules by patriarchal domination. Others will conclude that these descriptions are 'only' metaphors, separate form from substance, and worship the transcendent to which the metaphors imperfectly point. Some readers will understand, if not fully condone, John's rhetoric by seeking his political and social location; others will condone, if not fully understand, how the Apocalypse can provide comfort to those undergoing persecution or deprivation. Some readers may reject the coercive aspects of a choice between spending eternity in praise of the divine or being 'tortured' with fire and sulfer; others may rejoice in their own salvation while believing that those being tortured deserve every pain inflicting upon them; still others may use mimicry or parody or anachronistic analogy to challenge, defang, or replace John's message. What we find behind the veil may be beautiful, or terrifying, or both, but we cannot avert our eyes: John's vision is too influential today, in our own political climate, not to look for ourselves. The Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John includes contributions by David L. Barr, Mary Ann Beavis, Greg Carey, Adela Yarbro Collins, Lynn R. Huber, Catherine Keller, John Marshall, Stephen Moore, Jorunn Økland, Hanna Stenström, Pamela Thimmes, and Carolyn Vander Stichele. There is an introduction by Amy-Jill Levine and a comprehensive bibliography.
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A Feminist Companion to the Catholic Epistles and Hebews

A Feminist Companion to the Catholic Epistles and Hebews

... volume 2 A Feminist Companion to Paul A Feminist Companion to the Deutero - Pauline Epistles A Feminist Companion to the Acts of the Apostles Forthcoming : A Feminist Companion to Mariology A Feminist Companion to the New Testament ...

Author: Amy-Jill Levine

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826466826

Category: Religion

Page: 201

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The eighth volume in this series continues the exploration of women's representations and roles, constructions of gender, and attitudes toward sexuality in the early church. Jim Aageson, Judith Applegate, Warren Carter, Pamela Eisenbaum, Ruth Hoppin, Luke Timothy Johnson, Catherine Clark Kroeger, Magda Missett van de Weg, John Elliott, Betsy Bauman-Martin, and Timothy Cargal tackle a variety of complex issues involving slavery, prostitution, widows, church leadership, suffering, women's agency, and Evangelical responses to the so-called "texts of terror". This volume advances discussion on these often overlooked and misunderstood general letters.
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Scripture and Traditions

Scripture and Traditions

PAIRINGS OF MEN AND WOMEN IN LUKE-ACTS Allen Black Luke-Acts, especially the Gospel, contains multiple references to ... in Levine and Blickenstaff, A Feminist Companion to the Acts of the Apostles, 49–60. alone using a more literary ...

Author: Patrick Gray

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004167476

Category: Religion

Page: 502

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This volume contains twenty-two essays in honor of Carl R. Holladay, whose work on the interaction between early Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism has had a considerable impact on the study of the New Testament. The essays are grouped into three sections: Hellenistic Judaism; the New Testament in Context; and the History of Interpretation. Among the contributions are essays dealing with conversion in Greek-speaking Judaism and Christianity; 3 Maccabees as a narrative satire; retribution theology in Luke-Acts; church discipline in Matthew; the Exodus and comparative chronology in Jewish and patristic writings; corporal punishment in ancient Israel and early Christianity; and Die Judenfrage and the construction of ancient Judaism.
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The Acts of the Apostles Through the Centuries

The Acts of the Apostles Through the Centuries

Pages 177–92 in A Feminist Companion to the Acts of the Apostles. Edited by Amy‐Jill Levine with Marianne Blickenstaff. Feminist Companion to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings 9. London and New York: T&T Clark.

Author: Heidi J. Hornik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119304067

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Charting the theological and cultural potency of Acts across the timespan of Christian history, this work of profound scholarship reveals the full extent of the New Testament book’s religious, artistic, literary, and political influence. Reveals the influence of Acts at key turning points in the history of the Christian church Traces the rich and varied artistic and cultural heritage rooted in Acts, from music to literature Analyzes the political significance of the book as a touchstone in the church’s external relations Provides detailed commentary on the exegesis of Acts down the centuries
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A Feminist Companion to Luke

A Feminist Companion to Luke

The third volume in this series deals with Lukan themes in feminist perspectives.

Author: Amy-Jill Levine

Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

ISBN: UOM:39015056433041

Category: Religion

Page: 315

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The third volume in this series deals with Lukan themes in feminist perspectives. The fourteeen essays from an international authorship cover a range of issues, including Imperial Masculinity, Mary and Asceticism, Martha in the Kitchen and Reading Luke 15 with Arab Chistian Women. The list of contributors includes Robert Karris, Mary Rose D'Angelo, Brigitte Kahl, Turd Karlsen Seim, Barbara Reid, Teresa Hornsby, Ben Witherington III, Esther DeBoer, Veronica Koperski, Loveday Alexander, Warren Carter, Pamela Thimmes, Carol Schersten Lahurd and Maris-Luisa Rigato. The volume also includes an introduction by the editor, and a bibloigraphy.
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The Acts of Paul

The Acts of Paul

In The Apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla, edited by Jan N. Bremmer, 150–63. ... “The Acts of the Apostles in the Acts of Paul. ... In A Feminist Companion to the New Testament Apocrypha, edited by A.-J. Levine, 118–45.

Author: Richard I Pervo

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227902714

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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Richard I. Pervo provides the most complete translation of the pseudepigraphic Acts of Paul in English, together with a detailed commentary. The research perspective of this work is primarily literary, with detailed attention to the history of composition and revision. The author encourages a fresh look at this section of the 'Apocraphal Acts' through the lens of the Pauline legacy and in the context of ancient popular narrative.
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Finding A Woman s Place

Finding A Woman s Place

In A Feminist Companion to the Acts of the Apostles, edited by Amy-Jill Levine with Marianne Bickenstaff, 171–76. FCNT 9. London: T. & T. Clark, 2004. Dixon, Suzanne. The Roman Mother. London: Croom Helm, 1988. ———.

Author: David L. Balch

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725245174

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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This stimulating collection of essays by prominent scholars honors Carolyn Osiek. The essays reflect her career and attempt to pay tribute to both the unity and the diversity of her accomplishments. The authors interpret early Christians in their social world and women in early Christianity, with interpretations spanning the New Testament and early church documents. The editors have brought together an international group of scholars. The book includes both a comprehensive bibliography of Osiek's work as well as a brief introduction by the editors reflecting on their experiences with her during her career. Contributors: David Balch Jeremy W. Barrier Terri Bednarz, R.S.M. Laurie Brink, O.P. Warren Carter Adela Yarbro Collins Amy-Jill Levine Margaret Y. MacDonald Jason L. Merritt Halvor Moxnes Barbara Reid, O.P. David Rhoads Donald Senior, C.P. Yancy W. Smith
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Characters and Characterization in Luke Acts

Characters and Characterization in Luke Acts

Acts. PC. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1981. Kuhn, Thomas. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. 2nd ed. ... Acts of Identity: Creole-Based Approaches to Language and Ethnicity. ... A Feminist Companion to the Acts of the Apostles.

Author: Frank Dicken

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567663924

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Like all skilful authors, the composer of the biblical books of Luke and Acts understood that a good story requires more than a gripping plot - a persuasive narrative also needs well-portrayed, plot-enhancing characters. This book brings together a set of new essays examining characters and characterization in those books from a variety of methodological perspectives. The essays illustrate how narratological, sociolinguistic, reader-response, feminist, redaction, reception historical, and comparative literature approaches can be fruitfully applied to the question of Luke's techniques of characterization. Theoretical and methodological discussions are complemented with case studies of specific Lukan characters. Together, the essays reflect the understanding that while many of the literary techniques involved in characterization attest a certain universality, each writer also brings his or her own unique perspective and talent to the portrayal and use of characters, with the result that analysis of a writer's characters and style of characterization can enhance appreciation of that writer's work.
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The Oxford Handbook of New Testament Gender and Sexuality

The Oxford Handbook of New Testament  Gender  and Sexuality

“The Anēr Question in Luke-Acts: Imperial Masculinity and the Deployment of Women in the Early Second Century.” In Levine with Blickenstaff, ... A Feminist Companion to the Acts of the Apostles. Sheffield: Sheffield University Press; ...

Author: Benjamin H. Dunning

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190213404

Category: Bibles

Page: 640

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Over several decades, scholarship in New Testament and early Christianity has drawn attention both to the ways in which ancient Mediterranean conceptions of embodiment, sexual difference, and desire were fundamentally different from modern ones and also to important lines of genealogical connection between the past and the present. The result is that the study of "gender" and "sexuality" in early Christianity has become an increasingly complex undertaking. This is a complexity produced not only by the intricacies of conflicting historical data, but also by historicizing approaches that query the very terms of analysis whereby we inquire into these questions in the first place. Yet at the same time, recent work on these topics has produced a rich and nuanced body of scholarly literature that has contributed substantially to our understanding of early Christian history and also proved relevant to ongoing theological and social debates. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in the New Testament provides a roadmap to this lively scholarly landscape, introducing both students and other scholars to the relevant problems, debates, and issues. Leading scholars in the field offer original contributions by way of synthesis, critical interrogation, and proposals for future questions, hypotheses, and research trajectories.
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Apostle on the Edge

Apostle on the Edge

A Feminist Companion to the Acts of the Apostles. New York: T&T Clark International, 2004. A collection of essays about the women in Acts. Marshall, I. Howard. The Acts of the Apostles: An Introduction and Commentary.

Author: Michael R. Cosby

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611644067

Category: Religion

Page: 337

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Author and teacher Michael R. Cosby provides a wonderful guide to Paul's letters, helping students relate them to their own cultural setting and figure out for themselves what they mean. Irreverent, entertaining, engaging, and fun, yet grounded in sound theology, Cosby's textbook, full of pictures, questions, and insights, is certain to be a most popular educational tool.
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Blessed Among Women

Blessed Among Women

Translations from Pervo, Acts of Paul, with some minor adjustments. ... 53–60; Hylen, Modest Apostle, 79–81. ... of Thecla in the Acts of Thecla,” in Levine and Robbins, A Feminist Companion to the New Testament Apocrypha, 110–11.

Author: Alicia D. Myers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190677107

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Mothers appear throughout the New Testament. Called "blessed among women" by Elizabeth in the Gospel of Luke, Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the most obvious example. But she is far from the only mother in this canon. She is joined by Elizabeth, a chorus of unnamed mothers seeking healing or promotions for their children, as well as male mothers, including Paul (Gal 4:19-20) and Jesus. Although interpreters of the New Testament have explored these maternal characters and metaphors, many have only recently begun to take seriously their theological aspects. This book builds on previous studies by arguing maternal language is not only theological, but also indebted to ancient gender constructions and their reshaping by early Christians. Especially significant are the physiological, anatomical, and social constructions of female bodies that permeate the ancient world where ancient Christianity was birthed. This book examines ancient generative theories, physiological understandings of breast milk and breastfeeding, and presentations of prominent mothers in literature and art to analyze the use of these themes in the New Testament and several, additional early Christian writings. In a context that aligned perfection with "masculinity," motherhood was the ideal goal for women-a justification for deficient, female existence. Proclaiming a new age ushered in by God's Christ, however, ancient Christians debated the place of women, mothers, and motherhood as a part of their reframing of gender expectations. Rather than a homogenous approval of literal motherhood, ancient Christian writings depict a spectrum of ideals for women disciples even as they retain the assumption of masculine superiority. Identifying themselves as members of God's household, ancient Christians utilized motherhood as a theological category and a contested ideal for women disciples.
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Salty Wives Spirited Mothers and Savvy Widows

Salty Wives  Spirited Mothers  and Savvy Widows

Mary, Lydia, and other well-to-do women in Acts could provide a parallel for some of the women in Luke 8 as wealthy ... Public Religion, and Christian Propaganda in Acts 16,” in A Feminist Companion to theActs ofthe Apostles (ed.

Author: F. Scott Spencer

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467436847

Category: Religion

Page: 358

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Engaging feminist hermeneutics and philosophy in addition to more traditional methods of biblical study, Salty Wives, Spirited Mothers, and Savvy Widows demonstrates and celebrates the remarkable capability and ingenuity of several women in the Gospel of Luke. While recent studies have exposed women's limited opportunities for ministry in Luke, Scott Spencer pulls the pendulum back from a negative feminist-critical pole toward a more constructive center. Granting that Luke sends somewhat "mixed messages" about women's work and status as Jesus' disciples, Spencer analyzes such women as Mary, Elizabeth, Joanna, Martha and Mary, and the infamous yet intriguing wife of Lot -- whom Jesus exhorts his followers to "remember" -- as well as the unrelentingly persistent women characters in Jesus' parables.
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Toward Decentering the New Testament

Toward Decentering the New Testament

Acts. A Theological Commentary on the Bible. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2017. Levine, Amy-Jill, ed. A Feminist Companion to the Acts of the Apostles. Cleveland: Pilgrim, 2004. Martin, Clarice J. “Acts of the Apostles.

Author: Mitzi J. Smith

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532604669

Category: Religion

Page: 364

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Toward Decentering the New Testament is the first introductory text to the New Testament written by an African American woman biblical scholar and an Asian-American male biblical scholar. This text privileges the voices, scholarship, and concerns of minoritized nonwhite peoples and communities. It is written from the perspectives of minoritized voices. The first few chapters cover issues such as biblical interpretation, immigration, Roman slavery, intersectionality, and other topics. Questions raised throughout the text focus readers on relevant contemporary issues and encourage critical reflection and dialogue between student-teachers and teacher-students.
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Engaging Early Christian History

Engaging Early Christian History

“Gendering Violence: Patterns of Power and Constructs of Masculinity in the Acts of the Apostles.” In A Feminist Companion to the Acts of the Apostles, A.-J. Levine (ed.) with M. Blickenstaff, 193–209. Feminist Companion to the New ...

Author: Ruben R. Dupertuis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317544388

Category: History

Page: 288

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First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Wisdom s Feast

Wisdom s Feast

A Feminist Companion to the Acts of the Apostles. FCNT 9. New York: T&T Clark, 2004. Levine, Amy-Jill, ed., with Maria Mayo Robbins. A Feminist Companion to the Catholic Epistles and Hebrews. FCNT 8. London: T&T Clark, 2004. ---.

Author: Reid

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802873514

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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Offers a smorgasbord of tantalizing new perspectives on familiar biblical passages Woman Wisdom in Proverbs 9 invites any who want to learn her ways to come and eat at her table -- an image for the rich and satisfying teaching that she offers. In this book Barbara Reid invites readers to this feast, drawing on women's wisdom to offer fresh new interpretations of biblical texts in a way that promotes equal dignity and value for women and men alike. Reid begins by presenting feminist methods of biblical interpretation and explaining why they are important, giving attention not only to gender perspectives but also to race, class, and culture as determinative factors in how one understands the biblical text. She then presents fresh, readable feminist interpretations of selected Old and New Testament texts. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions for group or personal use. Making feminist interpretation of Scripture understandable, compelling, and usable, Wisdom's Feast will be valuable to any readers hungry to learn from the rich insights of feminist biblical scholars.
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Elenchus of Biblica

Elenchus of Biblica

6516 Blickenstaff , Marianne ; Levine , Amy - Jill A feminist companion to the Acts of the Apostles . The feminist companion to the NT 9 : 2004 = 20,6329 ; 21,6727 . RBICT 2/1 ( 2006 ) * ( Bower , Deborah ) .

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Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 8876536493

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A Feminist Companion to Mariology

A Feminist Companion to Mariology

And if the Gospel of Luke has been called the Marian gospel , Mary is never mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles after the opening chapter , where the Twelve ' persevere unanimously in prayer , with the women , Mary mother of Jesus ...

Author: Amy-Jill Levine

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826466613

Category: Religion

Page: 225

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The twelve essays in this volume explore, through various approaches, not only the biblical portraits of Mary but also both "the quest for the historical Mary" and the understandings of those portraits through the centuries. Valerie Abrahamsen, Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley, John Dominic Crossan, Mary F. Foskett, Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Deirdre Good, Jorunn Økland, Jane Schaberg, George H. Tavard, John van den Hengel, Pieter W. van der Horst, and George T. Zervos offer contributions that address such topics as the understandings of sexuality, the divine feminine, soteriology, first-century social history, christology, Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox hermeneutics, ecumenical and interfaith relations, and the meaning of "virginity." Volume 10 of the Feminist Companions to the Bible Series>
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While the Bridegroom is with them

While the Bridegroom is with them

A Feminist Companion to Acts of the Apostles, forthcoming. 14. Ulpian, Digest 50, 16.195. Santiago Guijarro-Oporto, “The Family in First-century Galilee', in Moxnes (ed.), Early Christian Families, pp. 42–65; Guijarro-Oporto, ...

Author: Marianne Blickenstaff

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567307170

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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Interpreters of Matthew's Parable of the Wedding Feast (22.1-14) typically associate the 'king' with God and then justify his violent attacks against city and guests; interpreters of the Parable of the Ten Virgins (25.1-13) typically associate the 'bridegroom' with Jesus and then justify his extreme rejection of the 'foolish virgins.' Questioning such allegorical interpretations, this study first details how Hebrew, Greek, and Roman texts depict - without requiring allegorical understandings - numerous bridegrooms associated not only with joy but also with violence and death. Second, this project appeals to the disruptive nature of parables, the feminist technique of resisting reading, and the Matthean Jesus's own ethical instructions to argue that in the parables, those who resist violent rulers and uncaring bridegrooms are the ones worthy of the Kingdom. The study then shows how the Matthean Jesus - the brideless, celibate bridegroom -- creates a fictive family by disrupting biological and marital ties, redefining masculinity, and undermining the desirability of marriage and procreation. JSNTS 292
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