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Karaite Commentaries on the Song of Songs from Tenth-Century Jerusalem

Frank Daniel

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

For both Jews and Christians, the Song of Songs posed a special problem. If its Solomonic authorship assured its scriptural standing, its frank eroticism demanded allegorization. In its depiction of ... More


Other Secret Jewish Groups and Traditions

Michael E. Stone

in Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190842383
eISBN:
9780190842413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842383.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

We look at some of the other secret groups in Second Temple Judaism: magicians, schools of magic and divination, priestly craft societies, and Hasideans. The possible connections of ultra-pietist ... More


Messianism in the Shadows

Aaron W. Hughes

in Shared Identities: Medieval and Modern Imaginings of Judeo-Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190684464
eISBN:
9780190684495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190684464.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter 3 deals with the decades immediately following the death of Muhammad and examines an inchoate set of overlapping Islams that use a number of Jewish themes and motifs (e.g., messianism) ... More


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