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Jesus of Nazareth

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/9780195146967.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the identity of the historical Jesus, that is, Jesus of Nazareth, with special emphasis on his Jewishness and on the social and political context in which he lived. In both ... More


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


1967 to 1973: The Miracle of Conquest and the Test of Yom Kippur

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

It was only after the extraordinary victory of the 1967 War that most religious Zionists acknowledged what they considered to be the truly messianic, redemptive nature of Zionism. Military success ... More


“They Kept Themselves Apart in the Matter of Food”: The Nature and Significance of Hellenistic Jewish Food Practices

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The redefinition of Jewish identity that occurs during the period of Hellenistic cultural dominance, which extends well into the beginning of the Common Era, necessitates a reimagining by Hellenistic ... 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


The Future of the Hypothesis: The Big Data Mindset Versus the Robot Scientist

Bradley E. Alger

in Defense of the Scientific Hypothesis: From Reproducibility Crisis to Big Data

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190881481
eISBN:
9780190093761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881481.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter evaluates two possible futures for the hypothesis in scientific thinking in the age of Big Data. In one, the Big Data Mindset entirely shuns hypotheses and the scientific goal of ... More


The Principate, 31 b.c.e.–192 c.e.

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the early empire under Augustus and his successors, a two-century period known as the Principate. Two developments during the Principate altered the history of business. ... More


“I Was Shown Another Calculation” (אחזית חשבון אחרן‎): The Language of Knowledge in Aramaic Enoch and Priestly Hebrew1

Seth L. Sanders

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines why the Astronomical Book of Enoch was presented in the Levant as a set of mystical visions in an incipient Jewish apocalyptic literature by placing the book in the cultural ... More


Jewish Subjects and Seleukid Kings: A Case Study of Economic Interaction

G.G. Aperghis

in The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199587926
eISBN:
9780191804533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587926.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the economic interaction between the Seleukid kings and their Jewish subjects. The analysis of tribute, taxation, and services indicates a wide variety of exactions by Seleukid ... More


Of Poets, Singers, and a Young Medic: Israel’s Battles and America’s Culture Wars (1967–1977)

Shalom Goldman

in Starstruck in the Promised Land: How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652412
eISBN:
9781469652436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652412.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the bond between American poet W.H. Auden and Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai. It also tells of the author’s own experiences as an American student on kibbutz followed by his ... More


History

David W. Stowe

in Song of Exile: The Enduring Mystery of Psalm 137

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190466831
eISBN:
9780190466862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466831.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Part 1, “History,” takes its cue from the opening lines of Psalm 137. These verses, in the first-person plural, evoke communal memories of better times remembered in moments of dislocation, ending ... More


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