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Introduction

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

With the exception of sacrifice and the food laws, the subject of food has been almost universally overlooked by Old Testament scholars. Yet food appears on almost every page of the Old Testament and ... More


Beyond Slavery, Beyond Race: Noah's Camera in the Twentieth Century

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter traces the way Noah's curse has been interpreted by Christians seeking to establish the relevance of Genesis 9–11 in a post‐Civil Rights age. While race steadily receded into the ... More


Semites in Egypt: The First and Second Intermediate Periods

James K. Hoffmeier

in Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130881
eISBN:
9780199853403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130881.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the main points of the story line described in Genesis and Exodus to see if they are plausible within the limits of present knowledge of ancient Egypt. It explores what became ... More


Concluding Remarks

James K. Hoffmeier

in Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130881
eISBN:
9780199853403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130881.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter shows the picture that emerges regarding Israel's national origins in Egypt as the Bible records them. It has been shown that in nearly all periods there were Asiatics living in Egypt, ... More


Jews, Paupers, and Other Savages: The Economic Image of the Jew in Western Europe, 1648–1848

Derek J. Penslar

in Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225909
eISBN:
9780520925847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225909.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about the irrationality of prejudice, its constant self-contradiction that appears most prominent in the case of anti-Semitism. Jews, anti-Semites have claimed, are clannish but ... More


How Sin Was Born

Jean Bottéro

in Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Semites always attributed responsibility for all the happenings that affect and cause problems in this world to supernatural beings: gods. For that reason, they were regarded as the promoters and ... More


Women’s Rights

Jean Bottéro

in Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

When it comes to feminism, the ancient Semites and their descendants have a rather poor reputation. Ethnically more vigorous, however, the Akkadians absorbed their partners during the third ... More


Aryanism and Dislocation

Reza Zia-Ebrahimi

in The Emergence of Iranian Nationalism: Race and the Politics of Dislocation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175760
eISBN:
9780231541114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175760.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 6 provides a systematic study of the Aryan discourse in Iran, and the strategies it pursues in the country's identity politics.


Forget Semitism!

Joseph A. Massad

in Living Together: Jacques Derrida's Communities of Violence and Peace

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249923
eISBN:
9780823252626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249923.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This essay explores the role of memory in the constitution of racial and religious subjects that are other to Europe since the European Enlightenment and the struggle between a hierarchical ... More


An “Unscrupulous Jewish Type of Mind”: Jewish Alcohol Entrepreneurs and Their Critics

Marni Davis

in Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720288
eISBN:
9780814744093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720288.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explains the emergence of a toxic image of the Jewish alcohol purveyor—a new iteration of the image of the Jewish economic villain in the United States. It discusses how political and ... More


Attitude, Behavior, and Ideology

Kenneth L. Marcus

in The Definition of Anti-Semitism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199375646
eISBN:
9780190257897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375646.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter One addresses the threshold question as to whether anti-Semitism is best defined in terms of attitude (hate or prejudice), conduct, ideology, or pathology. In part, the difference comes down ... More


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