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Arguing with AsenethGentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Jill Hicks-Keeton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878993
eISBN:
9780190879020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878993.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Arguing with Aseneth shows how the ancient romance Joseph and Aseneth moves a minor character in Genesis from obscurity to renown, weaving a new story whose main purpose was to intervene in ancient ... More

Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

Notions of place have always permeated Jewish life and consciousness. The Babylonian Talmud was pitted against the Jerusalem Talmud; the worlds of Sepharad and Ashkenaz were viewed as two pillars of ... More

Children in Ancient IsraelThe Hebrew Bible and Mesopotamia in Comparative Perspective

Children in Ancient Israel: The Hebrew Bible and Mesopotamia in Comparative Perspective

Shawn W. Flynn

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198784210
eISBN:
9780191826849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784210.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Flynn contributes to the emerging field of childhood studies in the Hebrew Bible by isolating stages of a child’s life and, through a comparative perspective, studies the place of children in the ... More

HasidismKey Questions

Hasidism: Key Questions

Marcin Wodzinski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190631260
eISBN:
9780190631291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190631260.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Innovative and multidisciplinary in approaches, the book discusses the most cardinal features of any social or religious movement: definition, gender, leadership, demographic size, geography, ... More

Jewish Theology Unbound

Jewish Theology Unbound

James A. Diamond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198805694
eISBN:
9780191843648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805694.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book challenges the widespread caricature of Judaism as a religion of law as opposed to theology. Broad swaths of rabbinic literature involve not just law but what could be best described as ... More

A History of Death in the Hebrew Bible

A History of Death in the Hebrew Bible

Matthew Suriano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190844738
eISBN:
9780190844769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844738.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

In the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, a good death meant burial inside the family tomb, where one would join one’s ancestors in death. This was the afterlife in biblical literature; it was a postmortem ... More

GoyIsrael's Multiple Others and the Birth of the Gentile

Goy: Israel's Multiple Others and the Birth of the Gentile

Adi Ophir and Ishay Rosen-Zvi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198744900
eISBN:
9780191806018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744900.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Early Christian Studies

The distinction between Jew and his other, the gentile, has been so central to Jewish history that the vast scholarship dedicated to Jewish-gentile relations has treated the category of the gentile ... More

Freud and MonotheismMoses and the Violent Origins of Religion

Freud and Monotheism: Moses and the Violent Origins of Religion

Gilad Sharvit and Karen S. Feldman (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823280025
eISBN:
9780823281626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280025.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Freud and Monotheism: Moses and the Violent Origins of Religion brings together fundamental new contributions to discourses on Freud and Moses, as well as new research on the intersections of ... More

A History of German Jewish Bible Translation

A History of German Jewish Bible Translation

Abigail Gillman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226477695
eISBN:
9780226477862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477862.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Between 1780 and 1937, Jews in Germany produced numerous new translations of the Hebrew Bible into German. Intended for Jews who were trilingual, reading Yiddish, Hebrew, and German, they were meant ... More

Signs of VirginityTesting Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity

Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity

Michael Rosenberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190845896
eISBN:
9780190845926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845896.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Judaism

The notion that bleeding “should” accompany the “loss” of female virginity—a mode of thinking about virginity that encourages male sexual aggression—is so widespread that it is often taken for ... More

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