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Title: The Figure of a Blind Man in the Light of the Papyrological Evidence
Author(s): OPATRNÝ, Dominik
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 91    Issue: 4   Date: 2010   
Pages: 583-594
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.91.4.3188886

Abstract :
This article presents the status of a blind man in ancient society. There are three characteristics often associated with blind persons in the Bible: anonymity, passivity and beggary. The aim of this study is to confront these characteristics with the evidence found in Greek papyri. The author discusses both similar and opposite cases and comes to a more detailed conclusion on the situation of these people.

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