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Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire

Martin Goodman

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263876
eISBN:
9780191682674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263876.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Judaism

This book tackles a central problem of Jewish and comparative religious history: proselytization and the origins of mission in the Early Church. Why did some individuals in the first four centuries ... More


The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image

Immanuel Etkes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223943
eISBN:
9780520925076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223943.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

A legendary figure in his own lifetime, Rabbi Eliahu ben Shlomo Zalman (1720–1797) was known as the “Gaon of Vilna”. He was the acknowledged master of Talmudic studies in the vibrant intellectual ... More


 The Observant God of the Talmud

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines talmudic passages mentioned concerning God's piety, drawing from the cultic prescriptions set forth in the Pentateuch, the exegesis on the aqedah (binding of Isaac) in Christian ... More


Fixing God's Torah: The Accuracy of the Hebrew Bible Text in Jewish Law

B. Barry Levy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195141139
eISBN:
9780199834945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514113X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Many scholars and learned readers believe that rabbinic Judaism assumes a dogmatic commitment to the notion that the Bible text, particularly the Torah text, is letter perfect; orthodox Jews often ... More


What Is Talmud?: The Art of Disagreement

Sergey Dolgopolski

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229345
eISBN:
9780823236725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229345.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

True disagreements are hard to achieve, and even harder to maintain, for the ghost of final agreement constantly haunts them. The Babylonian Talmud, however, escapes from that ghost of agreement, and ... More


Introduction

Sergey Dolgopolski

in What Is Talmud?: The Art of Disagreement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229345
eISBN:
9780823236725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229345.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to discuss the meaning of Talmud. Talmud (without the the) is an intellectual project, and it returns that project to “ the” ... More


Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism

Moshe Halbertal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300140910
eISBN:
9780300257014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140910.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

A broad, systematic account of one of the most original and creative kabbalists, biblical interpreters, and Talmudic scholars the Jewish tradition has ever produced, Rabbi Moses b. Nahman ... More


Judaism in the Talmudic Period Attitudes to Gentile Paganism

GOODMAN MARTIN

in Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263876
eISBN:
9780191682674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263876.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Judaism

This chapter examines the comparatively large body of evidence which survives to testify to the attitudes of Jews in the Talmudic period (c.100 CE to c.500 CE). Judaism in the Talmudic period was ... More


Judaism in the Talmudic Period Proselytes and Proselytizing

GOODMAN MARTIN

in Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263876
eISBN:
9780191682674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263876.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Judaism

This chapter considers whether hostility by some Jews to gentile paganism, particularly as enshrined in the Noachide laws, ever had a parallel effect on Jewish theology in the Talmudic period. In the ... More


Isaac Ibn Gi’ At

David Goldstein

in Hebrew Poems from Spain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113669
eISBN:
9781800340183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113669.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the poetry of Isaac Ibn Gi’at, who was born in Lucena. Under his spiritual leadership and authority, the city became the leading light of Jewish scholarship throughout the ... More


The Sources and Methods of Talmudic and Iranian Studies

Jason Sion Mokhtarian

in Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286207
eISBN:
9780520961548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286207.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter summarizes the role of contexts in the study of rabbinic literature and argues that Talmudic studies would benefit from adopting ancient Iranology as an analytic category of comparison. ... More


Rabbinic Portrayals of Persians as Others

Jason Sion Mokhtarian

in Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286207
eISBN:
9780520961548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286207.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes the dozens of texts in rabbinic literature, including the Jerusalem Talmud and Midrashim, that describe the Persians as an imperial ethno-class. After explicating the range of ... More


Rabbis and Zoroastrian Priests in Judicial Settings

Jason Sion Mokhtarian

in Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286207
eISBN:
9780520961548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286207.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the ties between the Babylonian rabbis and Zoroastrian priests in judicial contexts. After giving a detailed review of the philological background of the two terms that the ... More


Introduction

Jason Sion Mokhtarian

in Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286207
eISBN:
9780520961548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286207.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The introduction offers readers a brief overview of the history of the study of the Talmud in its Iranian context, including the recent resurgence of interest in this topic spearheaded by Yaakov ... More


What Is Talmud?

Sergey Dolgopolski

in What Is Talmud?: The Art of Disagreement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229345
eISBN:
9780823236725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229345.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the question: What is Talmud? According to Gaon, the Talmud originated from a project of emending the printed Talmudic texts based on considerations of his own and others' ... More


Food in the Medieval Era

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus

in Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479899333
eISBN:
9781479893133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899333.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

During the medieval period, influenced by the cultures of the Muslim and Christian empires where they lived, rabbinic authorities interpreted and adapted earlier biblical and Talmudic food traditions ... More


A Satisfying Eating Ethic

Jonathan K. Crane

in Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479899333
eISBN:
9781479893133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899333.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Developing the biblical idea of sove’a, or alimentary satisfaction, as a durable, holy, and healthy eating strategy, this chapter draws from biblical, Talmudic and medieval rabbinic sources to argue ... More


Jews, in Theory

Sergey Dolgopolski

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Jews, political reason, and the concept of the human and the Jew, discussing the varieties of representation that play a role in perception, consciousness, and rationality. In ... More


ON THE RELATIONS OF COMMON LAWS

H. Patrick Glenn

in On Common Laws

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199227655
eISBN:
9780191713606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227655.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the relations between common laws and various factors. It begins by examining the exchange of needed information between common laws across the continent. It investigates laws ... More


Responses to the Gentile World

Louis Jacobs

in Tree of Life: Diversity, Flexibility and Creativity in Jewish Law

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100394
eISBN:
9781800340299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100394.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the Talmudic rules on relationships between Jews and gentiles. The post-Talmudic halakhists who made rulings on Jewish–gentile relationships did so in the context of Muslim or ... More


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