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The Troubles of Templeless Judah

Jill Middlemas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199283866
eISBN:
9780191603457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283869.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Neo-Babylonian defeat of Judah and destruction of Jerusalem in 587 resulted in an era — commonly, though now anachronistically, known as the ‘exilic age’ — considered to be of fundamental ... More


The Leaping Child: Imagining the Unborn in Early Christian Literature

Catherine Playoust and Ellen Bradshaw Aitken

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Christian literature of the first and second centuries CE contains few references to unborn children; where they are found, however, the unborn become an important rhetorical site for constructing ... More


Mortuary and Literary Laments: A Comparison

Roland Enmarch

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Laments’ have long been recognised as an important and long-lived part of Egyptian written culture, appearing in widely differing contexts, including as captions to mourning scenes in tombs from the ... More


From Death to Resurrection: Classical Islam

Jane Idleman Smith and Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

in The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156492
eISBN:
9780199834662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156498.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Qur’an has little direct commentary on what will happen to individuals from the moment of death to the end of time and the bodily resurrection. The classical literature of theologians, Qur’an ... More


The Voice of the Land: Lamentations

JILL MIDDLEMAS

in The Troubles of Templeless Judah

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199283866
eISBN:
9780191603457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283869.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter turns to Lamentations as it is most widely regarded as stemming from Templeless Judah. Of the five poems in the book, chapters 1, 2, 4, and 5 have the greatest claim to belong to ... More


Omen Lists in Babylonian Culture

Marc Van De Mieroop

in Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157184
eISBN:
9781400874118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157184.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Babylonian divinatory writings that guided the interpretation of the signs of the gods, with particular emphasis on the omen lists. These writings are overly abundant and highly ... More


Revenge and Gender in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Lesel Dawson and Fiona McHardy (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474414098
eISBN:
9781474449502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414098.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This collection focuses on the complex interrelationship of revenge and gender in ancient Greek and Roman literature, Icelandic sagas and medieval and early modern English literature. It probes ... More


Anglicans and Royalists at War and in Exile

Achsah Guibbory

in Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Royalists thought they were the true Israel and turned to the Hebrew Bible and Israelite analogies to create an ‘Anglican’ identity during the 1640s and 1650s for those who remained loyal to both ... More


The Babylonian Exile: Trauma, Diaspora, and the Transition to Post-Monarchal Textuality

David M. Carr

in The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199742608
eISBN:
9780199918737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742608.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

After an overview building on trauma studies and use of diaspora/forced migration anthropology to illuminate the otherwise opaque exile, this chapter surveys several texts most clearly datable to ... More


Yahweh and His People in Lamentations

R. B. Salters

in Covenant as Context: Essays in Honour of E. W. Nicholson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250745
eISBN:
9780191697951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250745.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the absence of the term covenant in the Book of Lamentations. It suggests that this is not surprising because the term was never mentioned by pre-exilic prophets, ... More


Ovid and the Modern Poetics of Exile

Stephen Harrison

in Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that the key Ovidian triangle of dislocation, political problems, and lamenting tone is often encountered in later versions of and allusions to Ovid’s exile poetry. This pattern ... More


Introduction: Female Fury and the Masculine Spirit of Vengeance

Lesel Dawson

in Revenge and Gender in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474414098
eISBN:
9781474449502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414098.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines revenge narratives in relation to gender, asking whether depictions of vengeance reinforce conservative gender roles, interrogate the ‘masculine’ values that society prizes, or ... More


A Phrygian Tale of Love and Revenge: Oenone Paridi (Ovid Heroides 5)

Andreas N. Michalopoulos

in Revenge and Gender in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474414098
eISBN:
9781474449502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414098.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how lamentation operates as a covert means of revenge in Ovid’s Heroides, a collection of fictional epistolary poems written as though by women from Greek and Roman mythology to ... More


Lament and Vengeance in the Alliterative Morte Arthure

Anne Baden-Daintree

in Revenge and Gender in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474414098
eISBN:
9781474449502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414098.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the complex relationship between lamentation, masculinity, and heroic action in the Alliterative Morte Arthure. It demonstrates how the fourteenth-century poem’s earlier ... More


Wedding Lamentation: Singing Sorrow, Embodying the Future

Sarah Weiss

in Ritual Soundings: Women Performers and World Religions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042294
eISBN:
9780252051135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042294.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores wedding lamentation across cultures. Case studies from United Kingdom, Greece, Russia, and Northern India rely on data drawn from ethnographic studies and those from Finland, ... More


The Virgin and the Word

Jan Machielsen

in Martin Delrio: Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265802
eISBN:
9780191772009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265802.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter sketches two areas of Martin Delrio’s output that have received little notice so far: his Mariology and his biblical exegesis. It argues that alongside the Disquisitiones magicae, the ... More


The Lamentation of a Sinner1

in Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226647241
eISBN:
9780226647265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647265.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter dwells upon Katherine Parr's “Lamentation of a Sinner,” one of the most free-standing of Parr's works in its preponderance of original composition which presents a life-changing ... More


Women Performers and World Religions: On Ritual, Local Practice, Universals, and Comparison

Sarah Weiss

in Ritual Soundings: Women Performers and World Religions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042294
eISBN:
9780252051135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042294.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter describes the two approaches to comparison taken in the book. One involves documenting and comparing the practice of lamentation and mockery in prenuptial events in many different ... More


Demeter’s Lamentation and Baubo’s Mockery: Responses to the Marriage (Abduction) of Persephone

Sarah Weiss

in Ritual Soundings: Women Performers and World Religions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042294
eISBN:
9780252051135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042294.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The chapter serves as an interlude between two comparative chapters on wedding lamentation and wedding mockery. It presents an analysis of the myth of Demeter and Persephone, exploring the function ... More


The Juxtaposition of Part-Texts in a Compound

Alexander Samely

in Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity: An Inventory, from Second Temple Texts to the Talmuds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684328
eISBN:
9780191764981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684328.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter deals with large-scale compilations consisting of shorter, independent texts. It explores categories for describing compounds of self-contained narratives, of which Genesis Apocryphon is ... More


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