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Tradition and Vision

Moulie Vidas

in Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154862
eISBN:
9781400850471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154862.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers Hekhalot literature to show that the Sar ha-Torah narrative from this corpus responds to the Talmudic academies‘ ideology of Torah study, presenting an alternative vision for ... More


God and Metatron

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/9780691153902.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on Metatron, that enigmatic figure assuming the title “Lesser God.” It begins with an analysis of a midrash transmitted only in the Bavli, in which Rav Idith—a Babylonian amora ... More


Hekhalot Literature and the Origins of Jewish Mysticism

PETER SCHÄFER

in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264744
eISBN:
9780191734663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0016
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the origins of Jewish mysticism and the Hekhalot liteature. The findings do not confirm the trend in modern scholarship which locates the origins of Jewish mysticism in the ... More


Heavenly Ascent Contexts

Ann Conway-Jones

in Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery in Its Jewish and Christian Contexts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198715399
eISBN:
9780191783166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715399.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The heavenly ascent texts used in the heuristic comparison are introduced. Basic details of language, genre, and dating are given. They can be divided into three categories. Firstly, there are the ... More


Heavenly and Earthly Worship

Ann Conway-Jones

in Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery in Its Jewish and Christian Contexts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198715399
eISBN:
9780191783166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715399.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Gregory interprets the two heavenly tabernacle altars as angelic adoration, thus depicting heavenly powers as priests. The earthly altars are the ‘sacrifice of praise’ and the ‘incense of prayer’. ... More


The Value of Heuristic Comparison

Ann Conway-Jones

in Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery in Its Jewish and Christian Contexts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198715399
eISBN:
9780191783166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715399.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter reviews the methodology of heuristic comparison. It is argued that the most fruitful comparisons have come with texts which Gregory could not possibly have known: Songs of the Sabbath ... More


Introduction

John C. Reeves and Annette Yoshiko Reed

in Enoch from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, Volume I: Sources From Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198718413
eISBN:
9780191787683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718413.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter provides an introductory survey of the study of extant Enochic literature like 1 Enoch, 2 Enoch, and other fragmentary remains associated with the name of Enoch found in Hebrew, Aramaic, ... More


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