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Greek, Roman, and Jewish Succor for the Dead

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter one sets up the cultural context for the study of early Christian texts by examining traditions in which the living helped the dead in Greek religion, Roman religion, and ancient Judaism. The ... More


Social Settings of Literacy and Scribal Orality

Martin S. Jaffee

in Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism, 200 BCE - 400 CE

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140675
eISBN:
9780199834334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140672.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Explores the role of orality and oral‐performative tradition in the written literary activities of various scribal communities in Second Temple Judaism. It points out that true literacy was rare ... More


Archival Representations: Archive and Collection in the Narratives of Ezra-Nehemiah

Laura Carlson Hasler

in Archival Historiography in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190918729
eISBN:
9780190918750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918729.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter 2 conducts a detailed analysis of how the act of collection works within the narrative portions of Ezra-Nehemiah, defining the archive by surveying various types of collections and their use ... More


Outside the Number: Counting, Canons, and the Boundaries of Revelation

Eva Mroczek

in The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190279837
eISBN:
9780190279851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279837.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses texts that show the idea of a canon, or set number of scriptural texts, was emerging in early Judaism: 4 Ezra mentions twenty-four public books and seventy secret ones, and ... More


Thematic Coherence and Thematic Aggregation

Alexander Samely

in Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity: An Inventory, from Second Temple Texts to the Talmuds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684328
eISBN:
9780191764981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684328.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter explains the varieties of features one encounters in texts of thematic discourse or description, a key branch of ancient Jewish literature. In particular, both texts of proverbial ... More


Accidental Publication and Postpublication Revision

Matthew D. C. Larsen

in Gospels before the Book

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190848583
eISBN:
9780190848613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190848583.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Connected with textual unfinishedness are several concepts. Chapter 3 explores two such concepts and their connection to the idea of textual stability and authorial intentionality: accidental ... More


Latin

Robert A. Kraft

in A Guide to Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190863074
eISBN:
9780190863104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863074.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Various “Jewish” texts have survived in Latin, those considered canonical as well as others such as the "Liber antiquitatum biblicarum;" falsely attributed to Philo, and "4 Ezra, 5 Ezra, and 6 Ezra," ... More


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