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Setting the Stage: Hellenes, Christians, and Jews in Cosmopolitan Antioch

Ari Finkelstein

in Specter of the Jews: Emperor Julian and the Rhetoric of Ethnicity in Syrian Antioch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298729
eISBN:
9780520970779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298729.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

chapter 2 lays out the Antiochene setting prior to Julian’s arrival there in the late summer of 362. The chapter explores the cosmopolitan nature of Antioch and the embeddedness of Jews within the ... More


The Papyrus

A.F. Garvie

in Aeschylus' Supplices: Play and Trilogy (second edition)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781904675365
eISBN:
9781781387146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675365.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Oxyrhynchus Papyri 2256 fr. 3, a subject of controversy among scholars. It compares the fragment with fr. 2, noting a number of resemblances. Probably written in the late second ... More


A Hard Yoke Upon Their Neck: Patristic Polemic and Amoraic Apologetic

Michael E. Pregill

in The Golden Calf between Bible and Qur'an: Scripture, Polemic, and Exegesis From Late Antiquity to Islam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198852421
eISBN:
9780191886881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852421.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter compares the presentations of the Golden Calf narrative in the literary texts of early Christianity and early rabbinic Judaism. The promotion of anti-Jewish readings of the Golden Calf ... More


The Syrian–Palestinian Milieu in Late Antiquity: The Contested Legacy of Aaron and the Priesthood

Michael E. Pregill

in The Golden Calf between Bible and Qur'an: Scripture, Polemic, and Exegesis From Late Antiquity to Islam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198852421
eISBN:
9780191886881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852421.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on a unique corpus of early Christian literature in Syriac that reflects a synthesis of older patristic views of the Calf episode with specific themes that seem to have ... More


Hermannus Alemannus, Al-Farabi’s Didascalia on Aristotle’s Rhetoric, 1256

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0046
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Hermannus Alemannus's translation of Al-Farabi's Didascalia on Aristotle's Rhetoric. Written around 1256, the rhetorical translation covers the opening section of Al-Farabi's ... More


Dissenting Readings

Christian Hofreiter

in Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide: Christian Interpretations of Herem Passages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198810902
eISBN:
9780191848032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810902.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents and discusses criticisms of the Jewish Scriptures by Marcion and the Marcionites, by Ptolemy, Celsus, and other pagan critics of Christianity, and by the authors of the ... More


Early Christian Attitudes Towards Death Defilement

Moshe Blidstein

in Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198791959
eISBN:
9780191834172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791959.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Judaism

Chapter 4 turns to an area in which the idea of purity was nominally rejected: purification from death defilement, commonly practiced throughout the ancient world. Christian writers spoke of death ... More


Dietary and Sexual Purity in Jewish-Christian Communities

Moshe Blidstein

in Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198791959
eISBN:
9780191834172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791959.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Judaism

Chapter 8 is dedicated to texts providing information on Jewish-Christian communities, especially the 26th chapter of the Didascalia Apostolorum, the Pseudo-Clementines, and sources on the ... More


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