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Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud

Christine E. Hayes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151206
eISBN:
9780199834273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151208.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

For more than a century, scholars of ancient Judaism and early Christianity have assumed that ancient Jews viewed Gentiles as ritually impure, and that this alleged principle of Gentile ritual ... More


Electrons and Disorder in Solids

V. F. Gantmakher

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567561
eISBN:
9780191718267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567561.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book contains modern concepts about the physics of electrons in solids. It is written using a minimum of mathematics, with the emphasis on various physical models aimed at stimulating creative ... More


IONS AND ELEMENTARY EXCITATIONS

A.F. Borghesani

in Ions and electrons in liquid helium

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199213603
eISBN:
9780191707421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213603.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter introduces the concept of drift mobility and its relationship with the elementary excitations of the superfluid.


Uncleanness and Taboo Draw the Lines of the World

Mary Douglas

in Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265237
eISBN:
9780191602054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265232.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Taboos are effective for guarding thought, and this chapter is about the equivalent role of performance in protecting what is known: it suggests that taboos should be seen as performative acts that ... More


The instability of invar

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0023
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Almost since its invention in 1896, invar has been known to be a dimensionally unstable pendulum rod material. A few articles have been published over the years, trying to address the dimensional ... More


Superconducting Alloys

Nikolai B. Kopnin

in Theory of Nonequilibrium Superconductivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507888
eISBN:
9780191709722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507888.003.04
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter explains how to incorporate scattering by random impurity atoms into the general Green function formalism of the theory of superconductivity. The cross-diagram technique based on the ... More


Land Animals, Pure and Impure

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Leviticus 1–7 presents the laws on sacrifices, and in sacrifice the body of the sacrificial animal becomes another microcosm in its own right, corresponding to the tabernacle and the holy mountain ... More


Gentiles and Ritual Impurity in Rabbinic Sources

Christine E. Hayes

in Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151206
eISBN:
9780199834273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151208.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Rabbinic sources, tannaitic and amoraic, maintain that Gentiles are not subject to the laws of ritual impurity and do not convey ritual impurity to Jews according to Torah law. Passages adduced by ... More


Rejecting the Illusion of Purity

Karen C. Lang

in Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The third chapter discusses the mistaken apprehension of impure things as pure, and once again takes the human body as its example. Candrakiriti's condemnation of sexual desire encompasses both the ... More


 Śiva under Refuse and Goblin's Fourteenth (Lukumahādyaḥ, Piśācacaturdaśī)

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents material on a festival in which Śiva is worshipped as Hidden Mahādeva (Lukumahādyaḥ). The festival is also known as or Goblin's Fourteenth due to the fact that Śiva manifests ... More


The Sacred and the Profane in Hinduism

Veena Das

in Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077404
eISBN:
9780199081172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077404.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter addresses the issue that the sacred is divided with reference to the opposition of life and death, instead of good and bad. The discussion relates this to available formulations with ... More


Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism

Jonathan Klawans

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195132908
eISBN:
9780199848850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132908.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Much has been written about ritual impurity in ancient Judaism, but the question of how the ancient Jews understood the relationship between defilement and sin has largely been ignored. This book ... More


The Dangers of Corporeal Passion

Karen C. Lang

in Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Ignorant people do not understand that the human body is neither a source of pleasure nor of pride. The Buddhist monks’ condemnation of sex develops an old misogynist theme of women's bodies as the ... More


Ritual and Moral Impurity in the Hebrew Bible

Jonathan Klawans

in Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195132908
eISBN:
9780199848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132908.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reevaluates the dynamic between sin and impurity in the Hebrew Bible. It specifically schematizes the two main conceptions of impurity in the Hebrew Bible. Some correctives and ... More


Impurity and Sin in the Literature of Qumran

Jonathan Klawans

in Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195132908
eISBN:
9780199848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132908.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the literature of Qumran, focusing on the texts that were not only unearthed at Qumran, but also generally recognized to have been composed by the group that settled here. The ... More


Ritual and Moral Impurity in the New Testament

Jonathan Klawans

in Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195132908
eISBN:
9780199848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132908.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter points out some ways in which the analysis can shed light on some problems facing contemporary New Testament scholarship. In particular, the distinction between ritual and moral impurity ... More


Summary and Conclusion

Jonathan Klawans

in Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195132908
eISBN:
9780199848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132908.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The distinction between ritual and moral defilement is important—even essential—simply for understanding the biblical text itself. At least four distinct approaches to the question of the ... More


Other Living Beings

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Leviticus writer finds the world divided into two kinds of humans, those under the covenant, and the rest, and two kinds of land animals, those under the covenant and the rest; but the rest are ... More


Atonement for Sick Bodies

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter looks in detail at the four chapters following Leviticus 11, which take off from the theme of reproduction therein to form a distinct literary unit: Leviticus 12 is about blood impurity ... More


Introduction

Christine E. Hayes

in Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151206
eISBN:
9780199834273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151208.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The ethnic identity of ancient Israelites was constructed in opposition to Gentile, or alien, “others” and was expressed in terms of purity and impurity. Different constructions of Jewish identity ... More


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