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Holy Seed or Holy Deed: Sexuality, Holiness, and Purity in Second Temple Literature

Naomi Koltun-Fromm

in Hermeneutics of Holiness: Ancient Jewish and Christian Notions of Sexuality and Religious Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736485
eISBN:
9780199866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736485.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on those Second Temple authors who continue to develop notions of community holiness that are tied to sexual behavior. These trajectories continue along the lines of ascribed, ... More


Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity

Matthew Thiessen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793563
eISBN:
9780199914456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793563.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines ancient Jewish thought with regard to Jewish identity construction, circumcision, and conversion. It argues that there is no evidence in the Hebrew Bible that circumcision was ... More


On Nature and Providence: Readings in Herodotus, Protagoras, and Democritus

Catherine Osborne

in Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses extracts from the Apocryphal book of Jubilees, Herodotus' Histories, and Plato's Protagoras. It explores the idea that myths and stories serve to construct one's understanding ... More


Eighth-Day Circumcision in Jubilees

Matthew Thiessen

in Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793563
eISBN:
9780199914456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793563.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Shaye Cohen’s argument that Jewishness, which up until the second century b.c.e. had been defined in terms of ethnic descent, came to be defined in a religious sense. The ... More


Moral Impurity in the Second Temple Period

Jonathan Klawans

in Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195132908
eISBN:
9780199848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132908.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows that the biblical idea of moral defilement persists into the second temple period. It studies selected passages from the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, the book of Jubilees, the Tempe ... More


Correspondences and Verbal Overlap with Other Texts

Alexander Samely

in Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity: An Inventory, from Second Temple Texts to the Talmuds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684328
eISBN:
9780191764981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684328.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter deals with the relationship of anonymous and pseudepigraphic texts to the Hebrew Bible, and to each other. It concentrates on manifest correspondences of characters or narrative events, ... More


Sample Profile 1: Jubilees (Ethiopic Version)

Alexander Samely

in Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity: An Inventory, from Second Temple Texts to the Talmuds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684328
eISBN:
9780191764981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684328.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This section of the book illustrates how the Inventory applies to a specific text in the form of a sample profile of an important work, in this case Jubilees. This profile is drawn from a public, ... More


Torah as Law

John J. Collins

in Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294110
eISBN:
9780520967366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294110.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the wake of the Maccabean revolt, the literature from the land of Israel takes a halakic turn, which is evident in Jubilees, the Temple Scroll, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. While the Law was the ... More


Ethnic activities and leisure cultures

Tanja Bueltmann and Donald M. MacRaild

in The English diaspora in North America: Migration, ethnicity and association, 1730s-1950s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526103710
eISBN:
9781526120755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526103710.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Charity and mutual aid—hierarchical and reciprocal types of ethnic associationalism—divided the St George’s societies from the Sons of St George and the Sons of England. However, such divisions did ... More


Conclusion

Eve Levavi Feinstein

in Sexual Pollution in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199395545
eISBN:
9780199395569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199395545.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

The conclusion summarizes the book and examines the ways that the idea of sexual pollution develops in Jewish literature following the canonization of the Hebrew Bible, including the book of ... More


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