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Social Settings of Literacy and Scribal Orality

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:
10.1093/0195140672.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Explores the role of orality and oral‐performative tradition in the written literary activities of various scribal communities in Second Temple Judaism. It points out that true literacy was rare ... More


‘A Peculiar Problem’: A Short History of Scholarship on the Essenes

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

The history of scholarship on the Essenes has been one embedded within a large project to define Judaism at the time of Jesus. This was generally done with underlying assumptions about the ... More


The Settings

F. E. Peters

in Jesus and Muhammad: Parallel Tracks, Parallel Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747467
eISBN:
9780199894796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747467.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the good deal we know of the settings, Galilee and Judea, of Jesus’ life and much too of the varieties of Second Temple Judaism that shaped his message and his movement, its ... More


Judaism: An Ideology of Procreationism

David Wheeler-Reed

in Regulating Sex in the Roman Empire: Ideology, the Bible, and the Early Christians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300227727
eISBN:
9780300231311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227727.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter establishes that most of the sexual ethics of Second Temple Judaism are similar to the ideological sexual codes of the Roman Empire. It examines works as diverse as Tobit, the writings ... More


Latter-day Saint Perceptions of Jewish Apostasy in the Time of Jesus

Matthew J. Grey

in Standing Apart: Mormon Historical Consciousness and the Concept of Apostasy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199348138
eISBN:
9780199376735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348138.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter contrasts the superficial LDS perception of intertestamental Judaism as apostate with the complicated cultural reality of that historical context. It argues that historical narrators ... More


General Conclusions

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This final chapter sums up the argument of this book and considers the whole picture of the context of the Dead Sea Scrolls within the world of Second Temple Judaism, which is important as then the ... More


The Mirage of the Bible: The Case of the Book of Psalms

Eva Mroczek

in The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190279837
eISBN:
9780190279851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279837.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Through a case study of psalms, this chapter shows how the Bible sets the agenda for the study of early Jewish literature, and how removing biblical lenses reveals a new picture of the literary ... More


Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Seth L. Sanders

Jonathan Ben-Dov (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Since the 1990s, Early Modern and Medieval Science in Jewish sources has been actively studied, but the consensus was that no real scientific themes could be found in earlier Judaism. This book ... More


The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

David A. deSilva

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Jews have sometimes been reluctant to claim Jesus as one of their own; Christians have often been reluctant to acknowledge the degree to which Jesus' message and mission were at home amidst, and ... More


Introduction

Jill Hicks-Keeton

in Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878993
eISBN:
9780190879020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878993.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The Introduction claims that the ancient romance Joseph and Aseneth moves a minor character in Genesis from obscurity to renown, weaving a new story whose main purpose was to intervene in ancient ... More


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