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Between Epic Entertainment and Polemical Exegesis: Jesus as Antihero in Toledot Yeshu

Alexandra Cuffel

in Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264629
eISBN:
9780823266821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers the dissemination of the anti-Christian text known as the Toledot Yeshu (“Life of Jesus”). The author shows that recent discoveries of many more versions of the Toledot Yeshu ... More


Structure as Interpretation in the Homeric Odyssey

Erwin Cook

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The Odyssey is structured through a series of ring-compositions. Although scholars have ubiquitously identified ring-compositions in Homer, the technique has not been adequately theorized. This ... More


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