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Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Raymond P. Scheindlin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Judah Halevi, the great medieval Hebrew poet, abandoned home and family in Spain (al-Andalus) at the end of his life and traveled east to die in the Holy Land. This book narrates his journey, quoting ... More


Righteous Jehu and his Evil Heirs: The Deuteronomist's Negative Perspective on Dynastic Succession

David T. Lamb

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231478
eISBN:
9780191710841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231478.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book examines not only the dynasty of Jehu within the narrative of 2 Kings, but also the broader context of the dynasties of Israel and Judah in the books of Kings and Samuel. It discusses ... More


The Troubles of Templeless Judah

Jill Middlemas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199283866
eISBN:
9780191603457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283869.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Neo-Babylonian defeat of Judah and destruction of Jerusalem in 587 resulted in an era — commonly, though now anachronistically, known as the ‘exilic age’ — considered to be of fundamental ... More


Idols of the People: Miniature Images of Clay in the Ancient Near East

P.R.S. Moorey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262801
eISBN:
9780191734526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262801.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book presents work that investigates the numerous miniature baked clay images from Canaan, Israel and Judah (c.1600–600 bc). They constitute vital evidence for the imagery and domestic rituals ... More


Ezekiel and the Ethics of Exile

Andrew Mein

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199291397
eISBN:
9780191700620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291397.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Whereas much recent work on the ethics of the Hebrew Bible addresses the theological task of using the Bible as a moral resource for today, this book aims to set Ezekiel's ethics firmly in the social ... More


“Raising the Shekhinah from the Dust” by Rebuilding Jerusalem

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

After coming to Jerusalem in 1815, the Perushim led by Menahem Mendel of Shklov, directed their principal efforts to rebuilding and resettling the Judah Hasid ruins (the Hurvah), thereby showing ... More


Zeraḥiah Ḥen

Robert Eisen

in The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This discussion of Zerahiah begins by outlining the contents of Zerahiah’s reading of Job, with special attention given to deciphering its esoteric doctrines. It then examines the three interfaces ... More


Introduction

Andrew Mein

in Ezekiel and the Ethics of Exile

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199291397
eISBN:
9780191700620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291397.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The early sixth century BCE was a time of almost unparalleled crisis for the Jewish people, as successive Babylonian invasions left Judah devastated and Jerusalem in ruins. The book of Ezekiel forms ... More


Balaam Delivers God's Blessings on All Israel

Mary Douglas

in Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265237
eISBN:
9780191602054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265232.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Balaam's story in Numbers is here viewed as a burlesque, in fact a political satire, about the foreign prophet (or magician), Balaam, whom God chooses as his mouthpiece. The author's thesis is that ... More


The Spade and the Text: The Interaction between Archaeology and Israelite History Relating to the Tenth-Ninth Centuries bce

AMIHAI MAZAR

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

There exists today a wide spectrum of views concerning the process of the writing and redaction of the various parts of the Hebrew Bible, as well as the evaluation of the biblical text in ... More


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