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Opportunity and Date for the Use of Hammurabi’s and Other Cuneiform Laws

David P. Wright

in Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195304756
eISBN:
9780199866830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304756.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the inadequacy of other theories for explaining the similarities between the Covenant Code and the Laws of Hammurabi, including coincidence, the use of common scribal ... More


Hopes of Israel

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite

in The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the political and theological role the ten tribes played in English imagination since the 17th century. It centers around the “Hope of Israel,” the most important book on the ... More


The Regnal Evaluation of Manasseh in 2 Kings 21:1–18

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The present form of 2 Kings 21 in the Deuteronomistic History clearly blames King Manasseh of Judah for the Babylonian exile, insofar as it states that YHWH decided to destroy Jerusalem and the ... More


Counting Jacob's Twelve Sons

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:
10.1093/0199265232.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Develops the author's argument that the motivation of the priestly editors of the Pentateuch, and in particular of Numbers and Leviticus, was strictly professional and priestly. The author asks why, ... 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 Land and the Jubilee

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/9780199245413.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Book of Numbers has always been regarded as a serious book. This leads to noticing that the law pertaining to heiresses is not given in the style for laws. In the vivid narrative style of a ... More


Rehabilitating Manasseh: Remembering King Manasseh in the Persian and Hellenistic Periods

Lowell K. Handy

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/9780199664160.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

King Manasseh in the book of Kings was presented as an evil ruler, but in Chronicles he was reinvented as having been evil, but through repentance and rehabilitation he had become an exemplary king. ... More


“Manasseh Sawed Isaiah with a Saw of Wood”: an Ancint Legend in Jewish, Christian, Muslim,and Persian Sources

Richard Kalmin

in Migrating Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter focuses on the period of eastern provincial Romanization of Jewish Babylonia that began in the fourth century, as well as the cultural linkages between the Jews and Christians of late ... More


Going Ahead: Parashat Matot (Numbers 30:2–32:42)

Lisa Edwards

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0042
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh in the readings of Parashat Matot of Numbers as vanguard troops, who go in front into the battles after the Israelites cross ... More


State, Sovereignty, and the Outside Within: Mendelssohn’s View from the “Jewish Colony”

Willi Goetschel

in The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244966
eISBN:
9780823252510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244966.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Moses Mendelssohn's thoughts about the Jewish colony. It analyzes Mendelssohn's preface to Manasseh ben Israel's Vindication of the Jews in which he initiated the political ... More


“Mr Jefferson is in Reality a Musselman”

Jeffrey Einboden

in Jefferson's Muslim Fugitives: The Lost Story of Enslaved Africans, their Arabic Letters, and an American President

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190844479
eISBN:
9780190063917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844479.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes events surrounding the Louisiana Purchase. On November 30, 1803, New Orleans passed from Spain to France, along with the entire Louisiana Territory. Spain’s surrender of New ... More


The Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, and Expansions of Scripture

John A. Jillions

in Divine Guidance: Lessons for Today from the World of Early Christianity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190055738
eISBN:
9780190055769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055738.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Religion and Society

The sources presented here reflect voices from various creative strands of Jewish community life between 700 BCE and 135 CE. All of them in varying ways approach divine guidance through communal ... More


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