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Gentiles and Ritual Impurity in Rabbinic Sources

Christine E. Hayes

in Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151206
eISBN:
9780199834273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151208.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Rabbinic sources, tannaitic and amoraic, maintain that Gentiles are not subject to the laws of ritual impurity and do not convey ritual impurity to Jews according to Torah law. Passages adduced by ... More


After the Invasion: A Reading of Jeremiah 40-44

Keith Bodner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743002
eISBN:
9780191802904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The last act of Jeremiah’s eventful career takes place in the wake of Babylonian destruction, as he is part of a contingent left behind in the land of Judah after the invasion. Jer 40–44 is not among ... More


A Gathering Storm

Keith Bodner

in After the Invasion: A Reading of Jeremiah 40-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743002
eISBN:
9780191802904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743002.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 2 focuses on Jer 40:7–16, a section of text that has two distinct parts. The first part narrates the experiences of the community that remains in Judah; with Gedaliah as governor over the ... More


Treachery at Mizpah

Keith Bodner

in After the Invasion: A Reading of Jeremiah 40-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743002
eISBN:
9780191802904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743002.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When Johanan shares the rumor about Ishmael’s plans to assassinate Gedaliah, it creates a deep uncertainty, and this chapter assesses the horrific events of Jer 41:1–8 beginning with Gedaliah’s ... More


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