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

Jonathan Klawans

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195162639
eISBN:
9780199785254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162639.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reevaluates modern scholarly approaches to ancient Jewish cultic rituals, arguing that sacrifice in particular has been long misunderstood. Various religious and cultural ideologies ... More


Fixing God's Torah

B. Barry Levy

in Fixing God's Torah: The Accuracy of the Hebrew Bible Text in Jewish Law

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195141139
eISBN:
9780199834945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514113X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter is presented in two main parts. The first discusses the problem of whether or not it is possible to find or establish a letter‐perfect Torah text. The second looks at the subjection of ... More


Remembering Abraham: Culture, Memory, and History in the Hebrew Bible

Ronald Hendel

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195177961
eISBN:
9780199784622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177967.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The past in the Hebrew Bible is a represented past, not the past itself. This book argues that the biblical portrayal of the past consists of a complex interplay of historical memory, folklore, ... More


An English Bible or a Bible in English? William Tyndale, Hebrew Scholarship and the Authorized Version

Helen Kraus

in Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199600786
eISBN:
9780191731563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600786.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Church History

Chapter Extract: Early Modern Europe saw a rapidly increasing interest in and an unprecedented pursuit of the sensus literalis of the Hebrew Bible. His exile in Europe, due to his ... More


Other Animals in the Christian Tradition

Paul Waldau

in The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145717
eISBN:
9780199834792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145712.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter first addresses claims and terms found in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, such as covenants and “Leviathan.” New Testament references to and views of other animals are then examined. The ... More


Textual Criticism: The Ancient Versions

S. Talmon

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the first of five chapters on the text of the Old Testament. It focuses on textual criticism of the ancient versions of the Old Testament, pointing out that no other ancient or modern text ... More


Yiddish Bibles

Jean Baumgarten

Jerold C. Frakes (ed.)

in Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199276332
eISBN:
9780191699894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276332.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

The Hebrew Bible was the foundation on which most of Old Yiddish literature was based. The Bible played a central role as the basis of education and the transmission of Judaism to the Jewish masses, ... More


Canon and Conquest: The Character of the God of the Hebrew Bible

Christopher Seitz

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Form-Critical and later Canonical Reading taught that texts make sense only when one attends properly to genre and to larger theological patterns in the literature, within which difficult issues like ... More


Holiness and Ministry: A Biblical Theology of Ordination

Thomas B Dozeman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195367331
eISBN:
9780199867417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367331.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book is an initial response to the call of the World Council of Churches for renewed theological reflection on the biblical roots of ordination to strengthen the vocational identity of the ... More


Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Achsah Guibbory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book assesses the complexity and fluidity of Christian identity from the reign of Elizabeth I and the early Stuart kings through the English Revolution, and into the Restoration. Throughout this ... More


Ibn Zimra's Responsum B: The Masorah and Fixing the Torah Text

B. Barry Levy

in Fixing God's Torah: The Accuracy of the Hebrew Bible Text in Jewish Law

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195141139
eISBN:
9780199834945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514113X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter and Chapters 2 and 4–5 explore the principles that underlie medieval rankings of various types of halakhic evidence for deciding on a number of questionable spellings of the Torah text, ... More


Hebrew Poetry

W. G. E. Watson

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the last of five chapters on the text of the Old Testament, and discusses Hebrew poetry in the context of the Hebrew (Old Testament) Bible. The introductory section looks at recent work on ... More


Introduction: The Oral-Written Model and the Formation of the Hebrew Bible

David M. Carr

in The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199742608
eISBN:
9780199918737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742608.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter introduces the focus of the book on methodological and historical orientation points for study of the formation of the Hebrew Bible. Starting with an overview of the breakdown of ... More


Ibn Zimra's Responsum A: The Zohar, the Talmud, and Fixing the Torah Text

B. Barry Levy

in Fixing God's Torah: The Accuracy of the Hebrew Bible Text in Jewish Law

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195141139
eISBN:
9780199834945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514113X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter and Chapters 3–5 explore the principles that underlie medieval rankings of various types of halakhic evidence for deciding on a number of questionable spellings of the Torah text, ... More


Introducing Scripture: The Accessus ad auctores in Hebrew Exegetical Literature from the Thirteenth through the Fifteenth Centuries

Eric Lawee

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter investigates the deployment in medieval Hebrew exegetical literature of various exordial topoi (accessus ad auctores) used in high and late medieval Christian schools and universities to ... More


Moral Worlds: Ancient Israelite Ethics in a Social Context

Andrew Mein

in Ezekiel and the Ethics of Exile

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199291397
eISBN:
9780191700620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291397.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

There is substantial disagreement between scholars about what the proper focus for the study of ‘Hebrew Bible Ethics’ or ‘Old Testament Ethics’ should be. The subject of ethics in ancient Israel and ... More


Different Names of God

Peter Schäfer

in The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153902
eISBN:
9781400842285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153902.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter addresses a problem that must have plagued the rabbis a great deal: the undeniable fact that the Hebrew Bible uses various names for God, most prominent among them Elohim and the ... More


The Spade and the Text: The Interaction between Archaeology and Israelite History Relating to the Tenth-Ninth Centuries bce

AMIHAI MAZAR

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

There exists today a wide spectrum of views concerning the process of the writing and redaction of the various parts of the Hebrew Bible, as well as the evaluation of the biblical text in ... More


Biblical Discourses of Law

Christine Hayes

in What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165196
eISBN:
9781400866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165196.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes biblical discourses of divine law. It begins by examining those biblical texts that emphasize the emergence of divine law from the divine will. These texts stand as resources ... More


The Literary Background of Ibn Zimra's Responsa: Rabbi Solomon Ben Adret and the Medieval Sefardi Halakhic Literature

B. Barry Levy

in Fixing God's Torah: The Accuracy of the Hebrew Bible Text in Jewish Law

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195141139
eISBN:
9780199834945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514113X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter builds on the previous four, which analysed the closely related group of four responsa (responses to questions) about the accuracy of the Torah text and closely related matters, by Rabbi ... More


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