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Roman Persecutions of the Jews

Richard Kalmin

in Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman Palestine: Decoding the Literary Record

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306194
eISBN:
9780199784998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306198.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines ancient rabbinic accounts of Roman interference with the practice of Judaism during the first few decades of the 2nd century CE. Sources attributed to Tannaim in the Bavli are ... More


Jewish Sources of the Second Temple Period in Rabbinic Compilations of Late Antiquity

Richard Kalmin

in Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman Palestine: Decoding the Literary Record

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306194
eISBN:
9780199784998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306198.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter further exemplifies the claim regarding the Bavli's tendency to depict the most powerful groups and the major institutions of the distant past as controlled by rabbis, as opposed to the ... More


Josephus in Sasanian Babylonia

Richard Kalmin

in Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman Palestine: Decoding the Literary Record

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306194
eISBN:
9780199784998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306198.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter compares rabbinic and Josephan traditions about the Sadducees. It shows that traditions in the Bavli tend to be hostile toward the Sadducees, while traditions in Palestinian compilations ... More


Introduction

Richard Kalmin

in Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman Palestine: Decoding the Literary Record

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306194
eISBN:
9780199784998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306198.003.intro
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter lays out the theoretical foundations of the book. Topics discussed include Judiasm and Christianity between Persia and eastern Roman provinces during the 4th century, ... More


Talmudic Texts

Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, Yehudah Cohn, and Fergus Millar

in Handbook of Jewish Literature from Late Antiquity, 135–700 CE

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265222
eISBN:
9780191771873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265222.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes the following Talmudic texts: the Mishnah; the Tosefta; the Talmud Yerushalmi/Palestinian Talmud; the Talmud Bavli/Babylonian Talmud; Minor Tractates; and external tractates ... More


God and David

Peter Schäfer

in The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153902
eISBN:
9781400842285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153902.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter deals with an exegesis of Daniel 7:9, found only in the Babylonian Talmud, which boldly assigns the Messiah–King David a throne in heaven, next to that of God. This presents a clear ... More


God and Metatron

Peter Schäfer

in The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153902
eISBN:
9781400842285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153902.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on Metatron, that enigmatic figure assuming the title “Lesser God.” It begins with an analysis of a midrash transmitted only in the Bavli, in which Rav Idith—a Babylonian amora ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Richard Kalmin

in Migrating Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book has explored how non-rabbinic and even non-Jewish traditions from the eastern Roman provinces, as well as traditions from and information concerning Christian and pagan cultures east of ... More


The Demons in Solomon’s Temple

Richard Kalmin

in Migrating Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines a Talmudic narrative about King Solomon and Ashmedai, king of the demons, and situates it within its eastern provincial Roman, Babylonian Jewish, and Persian cultural context. ... More


Strology

Richard Kalmin

in Migrating Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines how traditions about astrology reached the Bavli from the Roman East, including Roman Mesopotamia, lending further credence to the notion that the fourth century was an ... More


Rabbinic Tales of Destruction: Gender, Sex, and Disability in the Ruins of Jerusalem

Julia Watts Belser

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190600471
eISBN:
9780190600495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190600471.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Rabbinic Tales of Destruction examines early Jewish accounts of the Roman conquest of Jerusalem from the perspective of the wounded body and the scarred land. Amidst stories saturated with sexual ... More


Migrating Tales

Richard Kalmin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book situates the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, in its cultural context by reading several rich rabbinic stories against the background of Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Persian, and Mesopotamian ... More


Introduction

Richard Kalmin

in Migrating Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book examines the cultural contexts in which the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, was situated by focusing on Mesopotamia, eastern provincial Rome, Babylonia, Armenia, and Persia. More specifically, ... More


R. Shimon bar Yohai Meets St. Bartholomew: Peripatetic Traditions In Late Antique Judaism And Christianity East Of Syria

Richard Kalmin

in Migrating Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the extent to which the Jews and Christians east of Syria are culturally linked by focusing on one case in which the Bavli responds to religious developments in Armenia. It also ... More


The Miracle of the Septuagint in Ancient Rabbinic and Christian Literature

Richard Kalmin

in Migrating Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines a non-rabbinic tradition that originated in the Roman East during the early centuries of the Common Era. In rabbinic Christian literature, this tradition is attested in the ... More


Zechariah and the Bubbling Blood: An Ancient Tradition In Jewish, Christian, And Muslim Literature

Richard Kalmin

in Migrating Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines how the murder of a priest named Zechariah in the Temple of Jerusalem was depicted in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim literary traditions. To this end, it analyzes accounts ... More


Pharisees

Richard Kalmin

in Migrating Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter focuses on traditions about the Perushim (the Pharisees) in the Babylonian Talmud, together with parallel Christian traditions. It discusses commonalities between the New Testament and ... More


The Alexander Romance

Richard Kalmin

in Migrating Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the traditions that comprise the Alexander compilation in Bavli Tamid, as well as its implications for the traditions from the Roman East as a major constituent of the ... More


Jesting Words and Dreadful Lessons: The Two Voices of the Babylonian Talmud

in Socrates & the Fat Rabbis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069166
eISBN:
9780226069180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069180.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book imagines, hypothesizes, a cultural relationship, not merely a typological parallelism, between Plato and the Babylonian Talmud. This is a controversial point. It is commonly held among ... More


“Read Lucian!” Menippean Satire and the Literary World of the Babylonian Talmud

in Socrates & the Fat Rabbis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069166
eISBN:
9780226069180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069180.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

If the Talmud is an “organic whole,” it will look like a very rotund rabbi, with various and very large organs sticking out crudely—almost obscenely—sometimes, as organic perhaps as a fish-horse or a ... More


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