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Pilate

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the representation of the Roman governor Pilate in the Jesus biopics in comparison with his role in the Gospel accounts. The Gospels portray him as a fair-minded and weak-willed ... More


Redemption Under Law

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the influence of religious ideas on legal values and experience, citing examples from religious law (especially Jewish law and the Talmud), the French civil code, and the ... More


The Pharisees

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The biopic genre requires that the hero confront hostility and opposition. The Gospels point to a bewildering array of Jewish groups who are hostile to Jesus: scribes, elders, chief priests, ... More


Jewish Biomedical Law: Legal and Extra-Legal Dimensions

Daniel B. Sinclair

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268277
eISBN:
9780191683480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268277.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This book deals with the following controversial issues in Jewish Law: abortion, assisted reproduction, genetics, the obligation to heal, patient autonomy, treatment of the terminally ill, the ... More


Hebrew Manuscripts in an Age of Print

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter posits Leon Modena's writing practices within the context of early modern Venice, capital of Hebrew printing and center of manuscript production. The circumstances of Modena's life as ... More


Jewish Traditions

Lisa Kemmerer

in Animals and World Religions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790678
eISBN:
9780199919178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790678.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The fifth chapter explores animal-friendly teachings and practices in Jewish religious traditions through sacred texts and teachings, such as creation and sacred nature, mercy and compassion, tsa’ar ... More


Partnership as Culture: Jewish Law and Jewish Life

Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman

in The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785471
eISBN:
9780804787161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785471.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The second chapter explores in depth the legal documents from the Geniza that concern commercial partnerships. These documents have received short shrift in other studies of commercial cooperation, ... More


Abortion

Daniel B. Sinclair

in Jewish Biomedical Law: Legal and Extra-Legal Dimensions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268277
eISBN:
9780191683480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268277.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter discusses the issue of abortion in Jewish law. Topics covered include foetal status and abortion; foeticide and abortion in early Christian writings, Canon law, and the Common law; the ... More


Assisted Reproduction

Daniel B. Sinclair

in Jewish Biomedical Law: Legal and Extra-Legal Dimensions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268277
eISBN:
9780191683480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268277.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter discusses the issue of assisted reproduction in Jewish law. Topics covered include morality, naturalism, and artificial insemination using the husband's sperm (AIH); artificial ... More


Jewish Law in the State of Israel

Daniel Sinclair

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Since the establishment of the State of Israel, Rabbinical Courts, which are comprised of religious judges who rely largely on the traditional halakhah, have dominated the jurisdiction for various ... More


Law Without Nation? The Ongoing Jewish Discussion

suzanne last stone

in Law without Nations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771696
eISBN:
9780804777223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771696.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter offers a conceptual history of Halakha, the elaborate body of Jewish law adumbrated in the wake of the destruction of the Second Temple. In contrast to the usual depiction of halakha ... More


Commercial Forms and Legal Norms in the Jewish Community of Medieval Egypt

Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman

in The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785471
eISBN:
9780804787161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785471.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The third chapter emphasizes the deliberate and free aspect of Jewish merchants’ choice of commercial vehicles through a close reading of court practice. The chapter reveals the (Rabbanite) Jewish ... More


Going Greek: Culture and Power in Ptolemaic Alexandria

Tessa Rajak

in Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows that the broad claim that the King commissioned the translation is credible when set against the background of his ambitious cultural imperialism. In the early days of Alexandria, ... More


The Terminally Ill Patient

Daniel B. Sinclair

in Jewish Biomedical Law: Legal and Extra-Legal Dimensions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268277
eISBN:
9780191683480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268277.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter begins with a brief survey of the pre-modern law of the goses, which sets the scene for a detailed discussion of the attempts by modern halakhic authorities to deal with the complex and ... More


Castilian Conversas at Work

Renée Levine Melammed

in Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151671
eISBN:
9780199849215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151671.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the work of crypto-Jewish woman which on the whole was composed of what is categorized as domestic work that provided the only Jewish-style framework for the women and their ... More


Torah, Tradition, and Innovation

Jonathan Klawans

in Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199928613
eISBN:
9780199980567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928613.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with a discussion of Josephus’s descriptions of disputes between Pharisees and Sadducees regarding the authority of scripture and tradition. Again, Josephus’s testimony is found ... More


The Obligation to Heal and Patient Autonomy

Daniel B. Sinclair

in Jewish Biomedical Law: Legal and Extra-Legal Dimensions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268277
eISBN:
9780191683480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268277.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter argues that the obligation to heal in Jewish law is not an absolute one: in certain cases, it is possible to follow the wishes of a patient who does not wish to receive medical ... More


The State of Mishnah Studies

AMRAM TROPPER

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/9780197264744.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the current state of research into mishnah, the first major work of rabbinic Judaism. It explains that the mishnah is primarily an edited anthology of brief and often elliptical ... More


The Jewish Advocates of Henry VIII’s Divorce

David S. Katz

in The Jews in the History of England 1485–1850

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206675
eISBN:
9780191677267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206675.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the Jewish element in the making of the English Reformation, showing that, in the years immediately before Henry VIII's ... More


Breaking and Blurring Jurisdictional Boundaries

Jessica M. Marglin

in Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300218466
eISBN:
9780300225082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218466.003.0004
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter looks more closely at the interplay between Jewish and Islamic courts. It discusses instances in which Jews chose to bring cases to Islamic legal institutions even when they could have ... More


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