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 The Ark, Communal Well‐being, and Women: Pattern 7

Paul Borgman

in David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331608
eISBN:
9780199868001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331608.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The ark makes a significant appearance in five major sequences within the broader David story. Taken together, these five sequences involving the ark indicate the centrality of communal concerns in ... More


Week Eleven

Jonathan Boyarin

in Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823239009
eISBN:
9780823239047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239009.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter relates a tense discussion about Zionism and Israeli archaeology. The controversial practice of allowing a Torah scroll to stand in for the missing “tenth man” is documented.


Ark Treatises

Paul Rorem

in Hugh of Saint Victor

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195384369
eISBN:
9780199869886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384369.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces and summarizes Hugh’s spiritual writings on the biblical ark of Noah: Noah’s Ark, Booklet on the Making of the Ark (Libellus de formatione arche) including the question of a ... More


Inside the Holy of Holies

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When the second screen (narrative) in Leviticus has been passed the reader is standing, as it were, inside the holy of holies. This is the apotheosis of the principle of containing forms: Jerusalem ... More


A Deal With God

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter looks at how covenants are used in the Bible and the ancient Near East and traces variations in the basic covenant formula. It considers the main turning points in the history of ... More


Transcending Borders: No More Deaths and a Higher Moral Law

Ananda Rose

in Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890934
eISBN:
9780199949793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the high-profile clashes between federal law enforcement officials and members of another of Arizona's border ministries, No More Deaths. The group's approach is more ... More


Aleksandr Sokurov: Shuffling Off the Imperial Coil

Condee Nancy

in The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195366761
eISBN:
9780199867394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366761.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Sokurov’s cinematic “ark,” to cite his best-known work, is hardly an inclusive, biblical congeries of all earthly animals. It is a gathering of elite gentility adrift in a catastrophe largely of its ... More


When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

J. David Pleins

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The story of Noah's flood is one of the best-loved and most often retold biblical tales, it is the inspiration for numerous children's books and toys, novels, and even films. Whether as allusion, ... More


The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Bracha Yaniv

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764371
eISBN:
9781800343436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764371.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The carved wooden Torah arks found in eastern Europe from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries were magnificent structures, unparalleled in their beauty and mystical significance. The work of ... More


Octavia E. Butler

Gerry Canavan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040665
eISBN:
9780252099106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040665.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

“I began writing about power because I had so little,” Octavia E. Butler once said. Butler's life as an African American woman—an alien in American society and among science fiction writers—informed ... More


Introduction

Bracha Yaniv

in The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764371
eISBN:
9781800343436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764371.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter gives an overview of installed arks and synagogues that still existed at the beginning of the twentieth century but were destroyed in the two world wars. It mentions surviving ark doors ... More


Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles: From Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities

Bracha Yaniv

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764180
eISBN:
9781800343320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764180.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Richly illustrated and meticulously documented, this is the first comprehensive survey of synagogue textiles to be available in English. The book records their evolution from ancient times to the ... More


Of Angels, Mangers, and Arks: Black Sea Flooding and Mountain Mania

J. David Pleins

in When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When visiting New Age shops, one can observe the fascination of the shoppers toward figurines of angels, manger scenes, Noah's arks, and other such paraphernalia that do not exactly comply with how ... More


Not as Seamless as It Seems: The Literalist's Lens

J. David Pleins

in When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The tale of Noah and his ark appears to be seamless as the events involved in the said tale seem straightforward and complete. Also, the timeline for the events was planned out in a very logical ... More


Chapter Five The Torah Ark Curtain and Valance

Bracha Yaniv

in Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles: From Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764180
eISBN:
9781800343320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764180.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the Torah ark curtain (the parokhet) and the Torah ark valance (the kaporet). The parokhet came to be seen as conveying to worshippers the values that the ark and the Torah ... More


An Immersive Theatrical Journey through Media and Time in Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark

Fátima Chinita

in Caught In-Between: Intermediality in Contemporary Eastern European and Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474435499
eISBN:
9781474481076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435499.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that Russian Ark is a rare intermedial achievement because of the quantity of media involved and, more importantly, the theatrical nature of the enterprise, which contributes to ... More


Xanadu and Vicinity

Terry Chester Shulman

in Film's First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178097
eISBN:
9780813178127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Jack builds a citadel atop Beverly Crest. He divorces his second wife so he can marry Dolores before the Hollywood press finds out they’ve been seeing each other for years. Dolores’s film career ... More


Arteries of the Nation: Rivers of Redemption in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Henry Dumas's “Ark of Bones”

Anissa Janine Wardi

in Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037455
eISBN:
9780813042343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037455.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter reads rivers as a synecdoche of the nation. Historically, rivers were both arteries of the slave trade and conduits to freedom, as their surrounding geographies determined such ... More


Wood and Stone

Ian Richard Netton

in Islam, Christianity and the Realms of the Miraculous: A Comparative Exploration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780748699063
eISBN:
9781474460248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699063.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The proto-miracles here are those associated with the wooden Ark of Gilgamesh and Noah (Nuh). In the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Qur’anic and Old Testament accounts of the Great Flood the Ark is a ... More


ConclusionThe Future of Plausibility Politics

Kathleen C. Oberlin

in Creating the Creation Museum: How Fundamentalist Beliefs Come to Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479881642
eISBN:
9781479897520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479881642.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Why did creationists build a museum? The short answer is because the Creation Museum would be unexpected. Who would anticipate that an extreme, creationist group would build something that ... More


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