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Textual Criticism: The Ancient Versions

S. Talmon

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the first of five chapters on the text of the Old Testament. It focuses on textual criticism of the ancient versions of the Old Testament, pointing out that no other ancient or modern text ... More


Holy War Fails

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/9780199860302.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

With subsequent Roman domination and exploitation of Judea, Jewish leaders were divided over whether resistance should be through military means or otherwise. As is often the case in history, ... More


Conclusion: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Paul A. Cohen

in Speaking to History: The Story of King Goujian in Twentieth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255791
eISBN:
9780520942394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255791.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

One of the most remarkable things about the Goujian story as it has operated in China from the late Qing dynasty to the present has been its versatility. It was linked to the humiliating experience ... More


Afterlives and Noble Deaths

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/9780199928613.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Josephus’s descriptions of ancient Jewish debates regarding the afterlife. Again, Josephus’s testimony is found to be generally verifiable in light of external comparisons. This ... More


Map-Making and Nation-Building: Pre- and Early State Mapping in Israel

Christine Leuenberger and Izhak Schnell

in The Politics of Maps: Cartographic Constructions of Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190076238
eISBN:
9780190076269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076238.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Jewish organizations and Israeli institutions, before and after the establishment of Israel in 1948, produced various maps that fostered an “imagined community” and helped build the state. The Jewish ... More


Excavating Masada: The Politics-Archaeology Connection at Work

Nachman Ben-Yehuda

in Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226450582
eISBN:
9780226450643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450643.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines the connection between politics and archaeology in relation to the main excavations in Masada during 1963–1965 headed by Yigael Yadin. It suggests that Yadin and others ... More


Between Hazor and Masada: Canonical Archaeological Sites as Symbols of Collective Memories in Modern Israeli Identities

Gideon Avni

in Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190673161
eISBN:
9780190673192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673161.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter explains the link between remains from “biblical” and classical times and modern Israel as a significant theme in constructing local identities. Excavations of sites of the Bronze and ... More


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