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Against Jovinian: From Siricius to Jerome

David G. Hunter

in Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity: The Jovinianist Controversy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199279784
eISBN:
9780191707391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279784.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Although they all concurred in condemning Jovinian, Pope Siricius, Ambrose, and Jerome had different views of asceticism and clerical office. Siricius had long been lukewarm towards ascetic piety; he ... More


Argumentation

Raymond P. Scheindlin

in Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Halevi justifies his journey to himself and others in four poems. In the first poem, he reproaches himself for worldliness and urges himself to put his ideas of trust in God to the test. In the ... More


Jacob Weeping for Joseph

Mary Douglas

in Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265237
eISBN:
9780191602054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265232.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Continues the argument advanced in the first chapter on the anxiety of the Pentateuch's priestly editors about the solidarity between Judah and the descendants of Joseph's sons Ephraim and Manasseh. ... More


The People of Israel Numbered

Mary Douglas

in In the Wilderness: The Doctrine of Defilement in the Book of Numbers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245413
eISBN:
9780191697463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245413.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Characteristically for the literary forms of the period, the Book of Numbers has two prologues. The book focuses on the count (and accountability) of the men of Israel who are able to go to war. It ... More


The Levites and the Boundaries of Israelite Identity

Mark Leuchter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190665098
eISBN:
9780190665128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190665098.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The biblical record attempts to present the Levites as a clerus minor under the Aaronides, a second class priestly order occupying a mediating role between them and the larger Israelite public. But ... More


Remembering Jeremiah in the Persian Period

Mark Leuchter

in Remembering Biblical Figures in the Late Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods: Social Memory and Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664160
eISBN:
9780191748462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664160.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

In the Hellenistic era, the prophet Jeremiah emerged as a powerful rhetorical symbol, with pseudepigraphic letters written in his name and apocryphal works based on characters that appear in the ... More


Excursus

Mark Leuchter

in The Levites and the Boundaries of Israelite Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190665098
eISBN:
9780190665128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190665098.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This part of the book starts by talking about the importance ofthe Samuel narratives in terms of understanding how the Levites grew as a priestly caste in premonachic Israel. The text looks at two ... More


Samuel as a Levite

Mark Leuchter

in Samuel and the Shaping of Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199659340
eISBN:
9780191806612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199659340.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines Samuel's rise to priestly prominence at Shiloh by offering a tentative reconstruction of the Levites as a sacral caste intimately connected to Israel's early traditions of ... More


Samuel as a Prophet

Mark Leuchter

in Samuel and the Shaping of Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199659340
eISBN:
9780191806612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199659340.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the distinction between priests with oracular/prophetic characteristics and the emergence of a distinct prophetic class, and how the liminal nature inherent to Samuel's role as ... More


Samuel as a Judge

Mark Leuchter

in Samuel and the Shaping of Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199659340
eISBN:
9780191806612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199659340.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines how both Levites and prophets carried juridical authority as YHWH's sacral agents. It first provides an overview of biblical law and jurisprudence in Israel before turning to a ... More


The Waters of Chaos

Keith Bodner

in An Ark on the Nile: Beginning of the Book of Exodus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198784074
eISBN:
9780191826672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784074.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Increasingly desperate, the king of Egypt orders that every Israelite male be thrown into the waters of the Nile. At the outset of Exodus 2, however, a recently married Levite woman places her infant ... More


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