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Genealogies: Jacob Declines and Esau Prospers (35:21–37:1): The Shrunken Genealogy of Jacob (35:21–29)The Expansive Genealogy of Esau (Chap. 36)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0034
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The following two texts consist essentially of genealogies – the shrunken genealogy of Jacob (Genesis 35:21–29) and the expansive genealogy of his old nemesis, Esau (36:1–37:1). The brevity of ... More


Toward a New Picture of Early Monarchal Texts in 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/9780199742608.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This brief chapter contrasts the picture of early monarchal textual developed here with the texts (actual and reconstructed) typically dated to the early monarchy in the earlier twentieth century. In ... More


The Advocate General and EC Law

Noreen Burrows and Rosa Greaves

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199299003
eISBN:
9780191715037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299003.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The prominence of the Advocate General is one of the most distinctive and controversial features of the European Court of Justice. The Advocate General and EC Law is the first comprehensive study of ... More


Absent Hair

Susan Niditch

in "My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181142
eISBN:
9780199869671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181142.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores a set of biblical texts dealing with the loss or absence of hair: the tale of David's envoys in 2 Samuel 10:4–5; related texts concerning conquest and images of shaving; ... More


 Theology Instruction in Basel

Amy Nelson Burnett

in Teaching the Reformation: Ministers and Their Message in Basel, 1529-1629

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305760
eISBN:
9780199784912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305760.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Theology instruction at Basel’s university reflected generational change among its faculty from 1550 to 1629, resulting in a significant evolution of pastoral education. The second generation of ... More


 The Evolution of Preaching in Basel

Amy Nelson Burnett

in Teaching the Reformation: Ministers and Their Message in Basel, 1529-1629

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305760
eISBN:
9780199784912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305760.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

An analysis of sermons by three generations of preachers illustrates the evolution of preaching in Basel. While sermons from the 1560s were primarily exegetical homilies explicating the scriptural ... More


Steven T. Katz, American Rabbi: The Life and Thought of Jacob B. Agus. New York: New York University Press, 1997. 244 pp. Steven T. Katz, American Rabbi: The Life and Thought of Jacob B. Agus. New York: New York University Press, 1997. 244 pp. Steven T. Katz (ed.), The Essential Agus: The Writings of Jacob B. Agus. New York: New York University Press, 1997. 573 pp.

Reuven Hammer

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0036
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the books, American Rabbi: The Life and Thought of Jacob B. Agus and The Essential Agus: The Writings of Jacob B. Agus by Steven T. Katz, is presented. In these two volumes, Katz presents ... More


"My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel

Susan Niditch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181142
eISBN:
9780199869671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181142.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The story of Jacob and Esau is told in the book of Genesis. With his mother's help, Jacob impersonates his hairy older twin by dressing in Esau's clothes and covering his own hands and the nape of ... More


Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

Mary Douglas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265237
eISBN:
9780191602054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265232.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The author argues that the priestly editors of the Pentateuch, far from being a separate elite, had a political agenda. Credited with composing Leviticus and Numbers, and with the final editing of ... More


“Famous” Fetuses in Rabbinic Narratives

Gwynn Kessler

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter examines rabbinic narratives about fetuses recorded in compilations dating from the third through the tenth centuries CE. Instead of placing these traditions within the context of ... More


The Long Journey Homeward (Chaps. 31–33): The Fear in Meeting Laban (31:1–32:2)The Greater Fear in Meeting Esau (32:3–Chap. 33)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Jacob's journey homeward, after an absence of twenty years, consists of two main episodes: journeying in fear to meet Laban (Genesis 31:1–32:2), and journeying in greater fear to meet Esau, the ... More


Jacob's Death and Burial (Chaps. 49–50): Jacob's Final Blessings and Death (Chap. 49) Jacob's Burial (with Mourning and Aftermath) (Chap. 50)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0041
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The accounts of death and burial (Genesis 49 and 50 respectively) are essentially positive. The death is dominated by a blessing; the burial by haunting beauty. Jacob's blessing (Genesis 49) distills ... More


Gordon Jacob, Passacaglia on a Well-Known Theme

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0100
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The musical form known as “passacaglia,” which is first cousin to the “chaconne” and “ground” of Henry Purcell, has always been a favorite device with composers. The violin chaconne and the organ ... More


 Republicanism Victorious

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Until 1800, Salem was for all intents a one‐party town, the Federalists enjoying almost complete hegemony over local politics. But in 1800, the Democratic‐Republicans entered the fray with new life, ... More


Postscript: Melancholia in the Time of the “African Personality”

Thomas Blom Hansen

in Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152950
eISBN:
9781400842612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152950.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter reflects on how much of the situation described in the book may have wider applicability across community, location, and class in South Africa. It also speculates briefly on ... More


The Vibrant Body of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales, Which Do Not Belong to the Grimms

Jack Zipes

in Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160580
eISBN:
9781400852581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160580.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This introductory chapter describes the corpus of folk and fairy tales that the Brothers Grimm had passed on to the German people. It then asks what legacy means in this context, more specifically in ... More


Assimilation and Integration: The Classical Rabbinic Sources

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Talmud discusses is the proper formulation for the recitation of these three blessings. In response to Rabbi Aha bar Jacob’s objection to “who did not make me a boor,” the Talmudic text ... More


Women, Slaves, Boors, and Beasts

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Over hundreds of years, Jewish legal commentators explained and defended the various arrangements of the blessings which they considered appropriate. In each case, the specific rationale for the ... More


Woolf, Bloomsbury, the ‘New Biography’, and the New Auto/biografiction

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the British modernist whose work represents the most sustained fictionalising engagement with biography. It recounts changes in biographical theory in Woolf's lifetime; ... More


Middle Ages to the Renaissance

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Rabbinical texts kept preexistence alive in the Jewish tradition (largely through the concept of the guf, or soul-treasury. Authorities like Peter Lombard and Aquinas declared against it. ... More


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