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Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism, 200 BCE - 400 CE

Martin S. Jaffee

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140675
eISBN:
9780199834334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140672.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book is a study of the relationship of oral tradition to written sources among different Jewish groups that thrived in Palestine from the later Second Temple period into Late Antiquity. Its main ... More


Josephus in Sasanian Babylonia

Richard Kalmin

in Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman Palestine: Decoding the Literary Record

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306194
eISBN:
9780199784998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306198.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter compares rabbinic and Josephan traditions about the Sadducees. It shows that traditions in the Bavli tend to be hostile toward the Sadducees, while traditions in Palestinian compilations ... More


The Media of Pharisaic Text‐Interpretive Tradition

Martin S. Jaffee

in Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism, 200 BCE - 400 CE

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140675
eISBN:
9780199834334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140672.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses upon conceptions of written and oral tradition ascribed to the Pharisees, an important group in Second Temple Judean society. It surveys the key sources of knowledge about ... More


Jesus, Paul, the Law, and Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Cheryl B. Anderson

in Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195305500
eISBN:
9780199867028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305500.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Christians commonly believe that the New Testament “does away with” the laws of the Hebrew Bible, but Jesus and Paul are seen instead to embrace the continuing relevance of the laws while rejecting ... More


The First Followers of Jesus

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:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The first disciples of Jesus of Nazareth were following a charismatic leader who sought to reform Judaism in the prophetic tradition and who was sometimes designated by the problematic title of ... More


Rabbis in Palestine: Texts, Origins, Development

Hayim Lapin

in Rabbis as Romans: The Rabbinic Movement in Palestine, 100-400 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195179309
eISBN:
9780199950355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179309.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter surveys the contents of the rabbinic canon for two purposes. First, much of the argument of the book draws on the contents of these works, so that a historically grounded understanding ... 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


Jewish Law during the Second Temple Period *

Daniela Piattelli and Bernard S. Jackson

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Second Temple period covers the legal system from the period in which the Judaean community under Nehemia and Ezra were able to restore the operations of various institutions that were authorized ... More


Pharisees

Richard Kalmin

in Migrating Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter focuses on traditions about the Perushim (the Pharisees) in the Babylonian Talmud, together with parallel Christian traditions. It discusses commonalities between the New Testament and ... More


Holiness in the Rabbinic Period

Tzvi Novick

in Holiness in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198796497
eISBN:
9780191837760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796497.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter examines the conceptualization and role of holiness in classical rabbinic and para-rabbinic literature. The first part contends that while holiness structured the thought world of ... More


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