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Mixed Menus: the Confusion of Food in Judges

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The use of food in the book of Judges is considered by utilizing Mary Douglas's theories of matter out of place. According to Douglas the Israelite dietary laws catalogued animals according to their ... More


Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

John L. Thompson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Passages in the Old Testament that tell of violence against women have received intense scrutiny from feminist biblical critics, who have also decried the way these women's terrifying stories have ... More


The Government and Organization of the Supreme Court of Judicature

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the institutions of government in the 19th century, covering the Lord Chancellor's Office, the Council of Judges, and the Rule Committee. It then discusses organizations and ... More


Jephthah's Daughter and Sacrifice

John L. Thompson

in Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Feminist readers have seen Jephthah's sacrifice of his daughter not only as her unlawful abuse at a father's hands, but also as the nexus of other injustices and indignities, including that Jephthah ... More


Four Expendable Women

John L. Thompson

in Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The story of the Levite and his (possibly) adulterous wife in Judges 19 (like Lot's exposure of his daughters to the men of Sodom in Genesis 19) is often seen as a horrific example of how women are ... More


The Decline of Statism and the Convergence of Political Alternatives

Bruce K. Rutherford

in Egypt after Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158044
eISBN:
9781400846146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158044.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter begins with a concise summary of the statist conception of political order that underlies Egypt's current autocratic regime. It then documents the economic contradictions that brought ... More


Prophets and Teachers

E. W. Heaton

in The School Tradition of the Old Testament: The Bampton Lectures for 1994

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263623
eISBN:
9780191601156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263627.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The first part of this chapter examines the school tradition in the literary style of the teachings of the prophets – Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the Book of the Twelve (the minor prophets) – which ... More


David, Saul, and the Presentation of the Judges

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Prior scholarship on the rise of David in 1 Samuel 1–2, Samuel 8 and the period of the Judges in the book of Judges tends to treat each as separate literary entities. An analysis of both of these ... More


The Legal Duties of Judges

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

in Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195342291
eISBN:
9780199867011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342291.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines whether judges have a legal duty to apply the law correctly—to obey certain adherence rules. Various sources of legal authority on the question are examined, including codes of ... More


Making the Case: The Art of the Judicial Opinion

Paul W. Kahn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300212082
eISBN:
9780300220841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212082.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book introduces law students to the art of reading judicial opinions. At the same time, it offers an innovative theory of the nature of legal argument, emphasizing the roles of rhetoric, ... More


Dramatic History: Reflections on a Biblical Play by Ludwig Robert

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter deals with the literary works of Ludwig Robert, a German Jewish playwright, who wrote a biblical play about Jephthah, entitled Die Tochter Jephthas. The main character Jephthah is a war ... More


The Art of the Bribe: Corruption Under Stalin, 1943-1953

James Heinzen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300175257
eISBN:
9780300224764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175257.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Traditions of official corruption inherited from the Soviet and late Imperial eras have continued to touch Russian life since the collapse of the USSR. This study is the first archive-based, ... More


The Informal Constitution: Unwritten Criteria in Selecting Judges for the Supreme Court of India

Abhinav Chandrachud

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198098560
eISBN:
9780199082971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098560.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Between 1950–2009, 189 judges (including 37 Chief Justices) served on the Supreme Court of India, one of the world’s most powerful courts. Not enough is known about who these judges were and the ... More


The Major Methods of Deportation

Daniel Kanstroom

in Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199742721
eISBN:
9780199950348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742721.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter examines the complex and multi-faceted methods of deportation and considers the relationship between goals and methods. Many procedures have been standardized, involving a charging ... More


A Political Analysis of the Egyptian Judges' Revolt

Mohamed Sayed Said

in Judges and Political Reform in Egypt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774162015
eISBN:
9781617970993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162015.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Egypt stands alone in witnessing a strong revolt carried out by the judges. Nowhere else have judges engaged in such a prolonged protest for their independence, whether in another Arab or Islamic ... More


The Law on Judicial Authority and Judicial Independence

Mahmud Al-khudayri

in Judges and Political Reform in Egypt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774162015
eISBN:
9781617970993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162015.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

According to Article 78 of the judicial authority law, “A department of judicial inspection shall be formed in the ministry of justice to inspect the work of judges and presidents of courts of first ... More


The Role of the Judges' Club in Enhancing the Independence of the Judiciary and Spurring Political Reform1

Atef Shahat Said

in Judges and Political Reform in Egypt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774162015
eISBN:
9781617970993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162015.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter is divided into four sections, the first and the last of which are devoted to this larger context. The first section discusses the position of the Judges' Club in the structure of ... More


Deborah's Daughters: Gender Politics and Biblical Interpretation

Joy A. Schroeder

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199991044
eISBN:
9780199359615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199991044.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Judges 4–5 relates the biblical account of Deborah, an authoritative judge, prophet, and war leader who violently defeated her enemies. Through the centuries, her story disturbed readers’ traditional ... More


Deborah and Jael

Melissa A. Jackson

in Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible: A Subversive Collaboration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656776
eISBN:
9780191742170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656776.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Judges 4 introduces two women who become the story's comic ‘not heroes’: Deborah and Jael. Sexuality and violence are significant elements of the comedy of Judges 4. Sexual situations are not ... More


Delilah

Melissa A. Jackson

in Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible: A Subversive Collaboration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656776
eISBN:
9780191742170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656776.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Thestory of Delilah and Samson (Judges 16:4–22) exhibits numerous comic elements, comic characterization and sexuality being among the most significant ones. While tradition may have bequeathed a ... More


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