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Wisdom Texts

Lawrence M. Wills

in Introduction to the Apocrypha: Jewish Books in Christian Bibles

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300248791
eISBN:
9780300258769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300248791.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter three addresses the texts of the Apocrypha related to Jewish wisdom. In ancient Israel wisdom was associated with Proverbs and the education of elite males, especially scribes. But there were ... More


The Perils of Translation: Martyrs’ Last Words and the Cultural Materiality of Speech

Maia Kotrosits

in The Lives of Objects: Material Culture, Experience, and the Real in the History of Early Christianity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226707440
eISBN:
9780226707617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226707617.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In Derrida’s Monolinguism of the Other, Or the Prosthesis of Origin, a theory about the universal and constitutive alienation of the speaking subject from language finds its exemplary grounding in ... More


The Maccabean Mother between Pagans, Jews, and Christians

Tessa Rajak

in Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199656035
eISBN:
9780191767821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656035.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Early Christian Studies

This essay proposes a new approach to an anonymous Greek-Jewish martyrology written during the period of the early Roman Empire in a city of the eastern provinces: the text known as the Fourth Book ... More


Resurrection and Immortality

C. D. Elledge

in Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199640416
eISBN:
9780191822872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199640416.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religious Studies

Some scholars have traditionally battled over distinctions between resurrection and immortality. This chapter examines the problem as reflected in early Jewish writings. Josephus and ... More


An End to Wisdom

Michael C. Legaspi

in Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190885120
eISBN:
9780190885151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885120.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

For Paul and the Gospel writers, “wisdom” is problematic. On the one hand they propound something that is clearly wisdom-like. On the other hand the New Testament writers identify the death and ... More


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