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Impurity, Intermarriage, and Conversion in Second Temple Sources

Christine E. Hayes

in Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151206
eISBN:
9780199834273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151208.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

While most Second Temple sources follow the Pentateuch in permitting marriage with Gentiles who renounce idolatry and immorality, others – such as Jubilees and 4QMMT– do not. In these two works, ... More


Gentile Impurity in the Bible

Christine E. Hayes

in Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151206
eISBN:
9780199834273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151208.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

According to the Pentateuch, Gentiles are not subject to the laws of ritual impurity and do not communicate ritual impurity to others (the important and apparently exceptional cases of carcass and ... More


Ethnicity in Ezra 9–10

Katherine E. Southwood

in Ethnicity and the Mixed Marriage Crisis in Ezra 9-10: An Anthropological Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644346
eISBN:
9780191739316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644346.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter applies some of the theories of ethnicity, such as boundary maintenance issues, and the role of religion and history in ethnicity to Ezra’s intermarriage crisis. The problematic nature ... More


Gentiles and Moral Impurity: Rabbinic Attitudes to Intermarriage

Christine E. Hayes

in Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151206
eISBN:
9780199834273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151208.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The rabbinic approach to intermarriage differs considerably from that of the Second Temple sources examined in Ch. 4. The rabbis reject the holy‐seed thinking of Ezra and related sources and – in ... More


The Impurity of Gentiles in Second Temple Sources

Christine E. Hayes

in Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151206
eISBN:
9780199834273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151208.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In a wide range of Jewish texts representing diverse groups in the Second Temple period, Gentiles are consistently portrayed as susceptible to moral rather than ritual impurity – in keeping with ... More


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