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Sifre Deuteronomy: The Precariousness of Oral Torah

Marc Hirshman

in The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture, 100 C.E.–350 C.E.: Texts on Education and Their Late Antique Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195387742
eISBN:
9780199852581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387742.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the Sifre Deuteronomy, a tannaitic midrash on the book of Deuteronomy. It tries to fully elucidate chapters 41 and 48–49 of the Sifre to Deuteronomy and complements them with ... More


Men’s and Women’s Time

Sarit Kattan Gribetz

in Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691192857
eISBN:
9780691209807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192857.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the construction of a gendered temporality by examining a set of daily rituals mandated in rabbinic sources, some of which applied to men and others that were only required of ... More


The Mitsvot: God-Given or Man-Made?

Louis Jacobs

in Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774587
eISBN:
9781800340305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter highlights the ethical precepts of Judaism that present less of a problem than the purely ritual precepts in which human beings can understand and to which they respond of their own ... More


Polykoiranie II (Philo Judaeus, Early Christian Apologists, Pseudo-Dionysius)

Geoffrey Bennington

in Scatter 2: Politics in Deconstruction

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780823289929
eISBN:
9780823297320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289929.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter pursues invocations and quotations of the same line from Homer in Philo Judaeus’s On the Confusion of Tongues, and subsequently among the second-century CE Christian apologists Clement of ... More


The Presence of the Holy

Lenn E. Goodman

in The Holy One of Israel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190698478
eISBN:
9780190698508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698478.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter 2 speaks of how the idea of God works like a value concept, purging notions of worth that fail to cohere. Love, truth, and beauty fuse in the idea of God. Violence, cruelty, and deceit are ... More


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