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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


Shifts in Marriage Finance from the Sixth to the Thirteenth Century

Patricia Buckley Ebrey

in Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069305
eISBN:
9780520910454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069305.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

A marriage in China, as in most places, normally involved some financial outlay by both the husband's and the wife's families and therefore some redistribution of wealth. This chapter is concerned ... More


An Ideal Marriage after Trent

Simone Laqua-O’Donnell

in Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199683314
eISBN:
9780191763236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683314.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

By looking at court records, this chapter shows how the Tridentine decrees on marriage influenced the behaviour of the civic authorities as well as that of the people they governed. How did the city ... More


Twitter’s Content and Twitter’s Context

Adam Hodgkin

in Following Searle on Twitter: How Words Create Digital Institutions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226438214
eISBN:
9780226438351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226438351.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Having seen that Twitter’s structure is built by its members use of status function declarations, this chapter surveys the way that Twitter, which is a messaging service and a communications system, ... More


Born in the Purple: Early Childhood and Infant Marriage, 1155–1160

Matthew Strickland

in Henry the Young King, 1155-1183

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215519
eISBN:
9780300219555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215519.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Henry the Young King's early childhood and marriage as an infant, a period spanning the years 1155–1160. It begins with young Henry's birth to Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry ... More


Sexuality and Marriage

Linda Cooke Johnson

in Women of the Conquest Dynasties: Gender and Identity in Liao and Jin China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834043
eISBN:
9780824870300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834043.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines patterns of marriage, including both major and minor forms of marriage, and the issue of sexuality in Liao and Jin states. Prior to marriage, young women in the Liao and Jin ... More


Divine Action in the Christian Life in Teresa of Avila

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume II: Soundings in the Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198786511
eISBN:
9780191828799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786511.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter, the author articulates and examines what Teresa of Avila claims about divine action and human action in the Christian life, or in her terms, the Christian soul. The author pays ... More


Oath and Counsel: Cymbeline and The Winter’s Tale

John Kerrigan

in Shakespeare’s Binding Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757580
eISBN:
9780191817342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757580.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

During Shakespeare’s lifetime, the giving of counsel to princes was important as both a topic (in humanist writings) and a practice (at court). Counsellors can be found in Hamlet and King Lear, but ... More


Love and Marriage

Suzannah Lipscomb

in The Voices of Nimes: Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198797661
eISBN:
9780191839030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797661.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

Section 1 considers the Protestant Church’s idea of engagement, and compares it with the promises to marry made by ordinary people. It considers popular ideas about the role of gifts and ritual in ... More


Perfection: Committed Relationships and John Wesley

Jana Marguerite Bennett

in Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190462628
eISBN:
9780190462659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462628.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Committed unmarried relationships include being engaged and some forms of cohabitation and dating. Committed unmarried relationships place a premium on avoiding divorce. Christians emphasize their ... More


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