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Israel and Empire: From the Maccabees to the War against Rome

Christopher Bryan

in Render to Caesar: Jesus, the Early Church, and the Roman Superpower

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195183344
eISBN:
9780199835584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183347.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

From 63 BC until the Jewish War of 66, Israel was under Rome’s control. Following the deposition of Herod’s son Archelaus in AD 6, there were two phases. From 6 to 39 there was direct Roman rule of ... More


Wise Men and Innocents (Cath. 12)

Gerard O'Daly

in Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the themes of the poem: the Christmas star; the Magi and the symbolism of their gifts; the fulfilment of Messianic prophecies; Herod and the slaughter of the Innocents; Moses ... More


Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade

Virginia Lynn Moylan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813035789
eISBN:
9780813046228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035789.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book draws on archival and community census reports, new interviews with Hurston’s contemporaries, numerous correspondence, and diligent research to fill in the missing pieces of Hurston’s life ... More


Jewishness as Genealogy in the Late Second Temple Period

Matthew Thiessen

in Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793563
eISBN:
9780199914456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793563.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that while there is little explicit evidence that some Jews in the late Second Temple period continued to define Jewishness in genealogical terms, the early Jewish reception of ... More


Judas

Alexander Murray

in Suicide in the Middle Ages: Volume ii: The Curse on Self-Murder

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207313
eISBN:
9780191677625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207313.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

The associations of Judas with suicide, suicide with the sin of despair, and the sin of despair with Judas, were three separate ideas. Since all three were implied in Nicholas of Bologna's image of ... More


Herod in Germany

Max Harris

in Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449567
eISBN:
9780801461613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the German tradition of Herod games and liturgical plays that stretches back at least to the eleventh century. More specifically, it looks at Herod games and plays from places ... More


The Road Ahead: Hurston's and Rawlings's Last Works

Anna Lillios

in Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038094
eISBN:
9780813041551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038094.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the 1940s, both Hurston and Rawlings sought to construct their selves in different terms based on new “images of their own creation.” Hurston struggled to find a vehicle with which to express ... More


The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Joan E. Taylor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

Ever since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in caves near the site of Qumran in 1947, this mysterious cache of manuscripts has been associated with the Essenes, a ‘sect’ configured as marginal ... More


Essenes beside the Dead Sea: Qumran

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

The archaeology of Qumran coheres with the general history established by literary evidence. Established by Alexander Jannaeus as a way-station, the site was developed by Herod the Great after 31 ... More


Riding Salome to the Top

Andrew L. Erdman

in Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449703
eISBN:
9780801465727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449703.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Eva Tanguay's involvement in Salome dancing—a dance performance that centers on the story of King Herod's daughter, Salome, who danced the Dance of the Seven Veils in return ... More


HEROD THE SUN-LIKE SPLENDOR

Virginia Lynn Moylan

in Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813035789
eISBN:
9780813046228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035789.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Hurston’s passionate obsession with and writings on the life of King Herod, the ruler of Judea from 40 B.C.E. to 4 B.C.E. and subject of her last novel. The myths and ... More


Images and monuments: projections of royal ideology

Andreas J. M. Kropp

in Images and Monuments of Near Eastern Dynasts, 100 BC - AD 100

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199670727
eISBN:
9780191804762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199670727.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the images and monuments used to project the ideology of Roman client kings of the Near East who ruled in the first century BC. More precisely, it explores how each dynasty ... More


Porousness and Diffusion in the Chester Goldsmiths’ Mise-en-Scène

Matthew Sergi

in Practical Cues and Social Spectacle in the Chester Plays

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226709239
eISBN:
9780226709406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709406.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter reads guild drama as street performance. It presents evidence for mobile carriage stages and how they worked, both from local records and implicit cues in the extant text. From there, it ... More


Peter's Escape from Herod

Dennis R. MacDonald

in Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?: Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097702
eISBN:
9780300129892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097702.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on the part of the Acts of the Apostles where “King Herod” locked Peter in a prison, where, in the middle of the night, an “angel of the Lord” told him to leave, opened the doors ... More


Herod in History: Nicolaus of Damascus and the Augustan Context

Kimberley Czajkowski and Benedikt Eckhardt

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192845214
eISBN:
9780191937507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192845214.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Most of our information about Herod the Great derives from the accounts found in Josephus’ Jewish War and Jewish Antiquities. Together they constitute quite a unique resource on one of the most ... More


Royal tombs

Andreas J. M. Kropp

in Images and Monuments of Near Eastern Dynasts, 100 BC - AD 100

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199670727
eISBN:
9780191804762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199670727.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the architecture of the tombs of Roman client kings of the Near East who ruled in the first century BC. More precisely, it considers the role of funerary monuments as a medium ... More


Public Buildings

Daniel Sperber

in The City in Roman Palestine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195098822
eISBN:
9780197560914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195098822.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Around the central market forum area, every Roman town with pride and pretensions to importance developed a number of public buildings that made up a standard set, the components of which we can ... More


Virgil and the Jews

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0039
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper examines the question of Virgil’s Jewish sources, whether present or absent. It does not pretend to offer a new or decisive answer, whether for Buc. 4 or for Aen. 6, but is hoped to have ... More


Temple Renovation in Later Periods

Andrew R. Davis

in Reconstructing the Temple: The Royal Rhetoric of Temple Renovation in the Ancient Near East and Israel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190868963
eISBN:
9780190868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868963.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter looks briefly at the rhetoric of temple renovation in texts from the Hellenistic and Roman periods, namely, the Hanukkah story in 2 Maccabees, Josephus’s account of Herod’s renovation of ... More


Landscape and Scale

Harald Bauder

in Labor Movement: How Migration Regulates Labor Markets

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195180879
eISBN:
9780197562314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195180879.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

That the offshore program has remained in place for decades and public outcry against it has been minimal is partly the achievement of a carefully spun discourse of foreign farm labor, as we saw in ... More


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