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Introduction

Adiel Schremer

in Brothers Estranged: Heresy, Christianity and Jewish Identity in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195383775
eISBN:
9780199777280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383775.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter introduces the reader to the theme of “Jewish and Christian relations in Late Antiquity,” as treated by students of early rabbinic Judaism. It describes recent developments in scholarly ... More


Allegory, Mashal, or Figuration?: Song of Songs in Early Rabbinic Interpretation

Jonathan Kaplan

in My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199359332
eISBN:
9780199359356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359332.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 1 examines how the interpretation of Song of Songs in the tannaitic midrashim should be characterized—as an allegory, as a mashal(rabbinic parable), or as something entirely different. To ... More


Flesh in Confession: Alcibiades Beside Augustine

Mark D. Jordan

in Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226351
eISBN:
9780823236718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226351.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Benjamin Jowett, in his rendering of the Symposium, concedes the obvious as a condemnation: “It is impossible to deny that some of the best and greatest of the Greeks ... More


Hellenism and Hybridity: Did the Jews Learn How to Be Jewish from the Greeks?

Steven Weitzman

in The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174600
eISBN:
9781400884933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174600.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the theory advanced by the American scholar Shaye Cohen stating that the Greeks played a role in the formation of Judaism, and that Hellenization is the process that created the ... More


Week Nine

Jonathan Boyarin

in Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823239009
eISBN:
9780823239047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239009.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Topics discussed in this chapter include the Jewish calendar, the controversy over the major kosher slaughterhouse in the United States, and the synagogue known as Congregation Anshei Mezritsh on ... More


Introduction: Defining Virginity, Making Men

Michael Rosenberg

in Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190845896
eISBN:
9780190845926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845896.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Judaism

Definitions for and tests designed to demonstrate female virginity have as much to do with cultural ideals of masculinity as they do with concerns about sexual practices or women’s bodies. A wealth ... More


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