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The Jewish Matrix

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Christian beliefs in the first century ad, as recorded in the gospels, may be related to those of the Essenes and Therapeutae, ascetic Jewish groups in Palestine and Egypt, and to the community at ... More


General Conclusions

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This final chapter sums up the argument of this book and considers the whole picture of the context of the Dead Sea Scrolls within the world of Second Temple Judaism, which is important as then the ... More


Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria: Philo's 'Therapeutae' Reconsidered

Joan E. Taylor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199291410
eISBN:
9780191700637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291410.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

The 1st-century ascetic Jewish philosophers known as the ‘Therapeutae’, described in Philo's treatise De Vita Contemplativa, have often been considered in comparison with early Christians, the ... More


On Method

Joan E. Taylor

in Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria: Philo's 'Therapeutae' Reconsidered

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199291410
eISBN:
9780191700637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291410.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

There have been many studies on the people described by Philo of Alexandria (c.20 BCE-c.50 BCE) in his treatise, De Vita Contemplativa. These contemplative, mystically minded Jews, devoted to music, ... More


Identity: The Name ‘Therapeutae’ and the Essenes

Joan E. Taylor

in Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria: Philo's 'Therapeutae' Reconsidered

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199291410
eISBN:
9780191700637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291410.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

It is important to recognize at the very start that our information about the community described by Philo in De Vita Contemplativa is embedded in rhetoric. It is usual in scholarship to refer to the ... More


Conclusion

Joan E. Taylor

in Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria: Philo's 'Therapeutae' Reconsidered

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199291410
eISBN:
9780191700637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291410.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

Since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the elusive Therapeutae have sometimes been read through a different lens, and configured as a branch of the better known Essene school of Judaea, ... More


Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism

Michael E. Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190842383
eISBN:
9780190842413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842383.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The thesis advanced in this work is that the model of a secret or esoteric group is fruitful for studying various movements and groups in the Greco–Roman world. This is worked out in the extremely ... More


Vehement Vituperation

Jan Machielsen

in Martin Delrio: Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265802
eISBN:
9780191772009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265802.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter, the book’s longest, explores a dispute between Martin Delrio and the famous Huguenot scholar Joseph Scaliger (1540–1609) that began with the Disquisitiones and lasted until their ... More


Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism

Jonathan Klawans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199928613
eISBN:
9780199980567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928613.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reexamines the theological positions attributed to the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes, by the ancient Jewish historian Flavius Josephus. The analysis attends to Josephus’s overall ... More


Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity

Ilaria L.E. Ramelli

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198777274
eISBN:
9780191823022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777274.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

Were slavery and social injustice leading to dire poverty in antiquity and late antiquity only regarded as normal, ‘natural’ (Aristotle), or at best morally ‘indifferent’ (the Stoics), or, in the ... More


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