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Rebekah, Betrothal, and Genealogy (24:1–25:18): The Double Betrothal (Chap. 24)The Double Genealogy (25:1–18)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Rebekah's betrothal (Genesis 24) is the centerpiece of Genesis. It is the longest chapter, containing the longest speech (24:34–49). Rebekah plays a double role. She is a beautiful woman who brings ... More


Blessing and Betrothal: Jacob Deceives and Is Deceived (26:34–29:30): The Deceptive Blessing (26:34–27:45) The Deceptive Blessing (26:34–27:45) The Deceptive Betrothal (27:46–29:30)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The diptych of Jacob's youth centers around blessing (Genesis 26:34–27:45) and betrothal (27:46–29:30). The two are related: blessing bestows vitality and so strengthens betrothal/marriage. There are ... More


The Long Journey Homeward (Chaps. 31–33): The Fear in Meeting Laban (31:1–32:2)The Greater Fear in Meeting Esau (32:3–Chap. 33)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Jacob's journey homeward, after an absence of twenty years, consists of two main episodes: journeying in fear to meet Laban (Genesis 31:1–32:2), and journeying in greater fear to meet Esau, the ... More


Jean de la Rochelle OM

D.L. D’AVRAY

in Medieval Marriage Sermons: Mass Communication in a Culture without Print

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208143
eISBN:
9780191716522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208143.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter analyses the sermon delivered by Jean de la Rochelle, who became master in the private scola of the Franciscan house at Paris in 1238, and in 1241 succeeded Alexander of Hales as a ... More


Recruitment to the Household: (2) Marriage and Incorporation

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses recruitment to the Pandit household via marriage and incorporation. It begins with a discussion of the importance and nature of marriage covering the selection of spouses; ... More


The Economy of Courtship

Laura Gowing

in Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207634
eISBN:
9780191677755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207634.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The moral culture of sexual honour centred on the marital relationship. Before the solemnization of marriage, couples came to the court in battles over the establishment of a conjugal relationship, ... More


The ‘House of Nanak’—An Expression of Divine Grace: Guru Ram Das

J.S. Grewal

in History, Literature, and Identity: Four Centuries of Sikh Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070740
eISBN:
9780199080427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070740.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

Guru Ram Das’s bānī is incorporated in the Gurū Granth Sāhib in thirty Rāgs, in addition to the Rahirās and the Kīrtan Sohilā. His composition contains metaphors and similes, many of which relate to ... More


Espousals, Betrothals, and Contracts

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the tradition of espousals, betrothals, and contracts in Elizabethan and Stuart England. It investigates the processes involved in the prospective partners' agreement to marry, ... More


Betrothal Gifts and “Bothersome Custom”

Laurel Kendall

in Getting Married in Korea: Of Gender, Morality, and Modernity

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201989
eISBN:
9780520916784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201989.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on bothersome wedding customs in Korea, including betrothal gifts. It explains that the practice of gift-box delivery is faulty because it is a new custom, lacks the authority of ... More


Marriage as Disruption and Creation of Belonging

Rupert Stasch

in Society of Others: Kinship and Mourning in a West Papuan Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256859
eISBN:
9780520943322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256859.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how Korowai centrally define marriage as the practice of a husband and wife sharing life activities. It considers bridewealth and other affinal institutions that express and ... More


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