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The Sacrificial Process of Ancient Israel

Jonathan Klawans

in Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195162639
eISBN:
9780199785254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162639.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the biblical sacrificial process, including purity rites, as recorded especially in the priestly tradition and the Holiness Code. It argues against placing the priestly ... More


Sinful People, Impure Priests, and Inadequate Structures: The Temple as Defiled and Rejected

Jonathan Klawans

in Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195162639
eISBN:
9780199785254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162639.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines literature discovered at Qumran and related literature, including the Temple Scroll, with an eye toward describing more fully the anti-temple polemics articulated. It identifies ... More


The Purity of the Second Temple in Rabbinic Literature

Jonathan Klawans

in Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195162639
eISBN:
9780199785254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162639.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines an array of rabbinic sources concerning the temple, including Mishnah, Midrash, and Talmud, drawing a number of contrasts with Qumran literature in particular. The Rabbis seem ... More


The Model Priest and his Antithesis

Hugh M. Thomas

in The Secular Clergy in England, 1066–1216

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198702566
eISBN:
9780191772269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702566.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Twelfth-century writers sometimes compared priests to kings, angels, or gods because of their frequent contact with God during the Eucharist and because of their responsibility for pastoral care. ... More


Gender, Identity, and Purity

Douglas J. Davies

in Emotion, Identity, and Religion: Hope, Reciprocity, and Otherness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199551538
eISBN:
9780191806537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199551538.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the influence of male and female gender on religious identities, and explores aspects of the complex idea of ritual purity. It shows that the male-female divide entails many ... More


“As a Lily among the Thorns”: The Church as Mixed Community in Pacian, Tyconius, and Augustine

Karl Shuve

in The Song of Songs and the Fashioning of Identity in Early Latin Christianity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198766445
eISBN:
9780191821325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766445.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

Not all North African Christians accepted Cyprian’s exegetical logic, and this chapter focuses on three figures who rejected his emphasis on ritual purity: Pacian of Barcelona, Tyconius, and ... More


In-Between

Alan Mikhail

in The Animal in Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199315277
eISBN:
9780199369232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315277.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter shows that dogs played crucial social and economic roles in Ottoman Egypt as herders of flocks, guards, and above all consumers of urban garbage. It begins with a reading of religious, ... More


Clerical Marriage and Clerical Celibacy

Hugh M. Thomas

in The Secular Clergy in England, 1066–1216

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198702566
eISBN:
9780191772269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702566.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Though demands for clerical celibacy in Western Europe dated back to the late Roman period, clerical marriage was common before 1066 both in England and Normandy. Starting with the Gregorian reform, ... More


Violence, Clerical Status, and the Issue of Criminous Clerks

Hugh M. Thomas

in The Secular Clergy in England, 1066–1216

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198702566
eISBN:
9780191772269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702566.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The high religious status accorded to clerics, especially priests, and the related demand for ritual purity from them, prompted medieval society to ban clerics from shedding blood but also to protect ... More


The Song of Songs and the Fashioning of Identity in Early Latin Christianity

Karl Shuve

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198766445
eISBN:
9780191821325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766445.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This study provides a new account of how the Song of Songs became one of the most popular biblical texts in medieval Western Christianity, through a close and detailed study of its interpretation by ... More


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