“The New Jerusalem as a Mother: Intertextuality among Ps 87,5, Gal 4,26, and 4 Ezra 10,7-10”, Biblica 101 (2020) 543-561

Some intuitions of sociological stylistics prompt us to perceive how the intertextual relationship among documents is the reflection of a concrete and historical social dialogism. This work first analyzes the dependencies among various versions of Ps 87,5 and then traces the influence of that text on Gal 4,26, and 4 Ezra 10,7-10, taking into account their different points of view. These concrete texts show an intertextual dependence in which it is possible to appreciate the historical novelty that originates from the new enunciation of each text. Although each new context modifies the use of the previous authoritative word, it does so in order to preserve it.