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Wonder Reborn: Creating Sermons on Hymns, Music, and Poetry

Thomas H. Troeger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195398885
eISBN:
9780199866236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398885.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores an issue at the nerve of the long-term health of all churches: how godly wonder can be reborn through renewed attention to the place of beauty in preaching and worship. The book ... More


Anatomy of a Hasidic Conquest

Glenn Dynner

in Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195175226
eISBN:
9780199785148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175226.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concerns the mechanics of Polish Hasidism's political ascendancy by reconstructing conquests of local institutions at various levels. In the nine case studies, the stages of Hasidic ... More


The Purity of the Second Temple in Rabbinic Literature

Jonathan Klawans

in Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195162639
eISBN:
9780199785254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162639.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines an array of rabbinic sources concerning the temple, including Mishnah, Midrash, and Talmud, drawing a number of contrasts with Qumran literature in particular. The Rabbis seem ... More


Torah in the Mouth in Galilean Discipleship Communities

Martin S. Jaffee

in Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism, 200 BCE - 400 CE

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140675
eISBN:
9780199834334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140672.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Explores the connection between the presence of written versions of rabbinic tradition and the emergence among Galilean sages of the third century c.e. of an explicit ideological claim that the ... More


Current Views on the Editing of the Rabbinic Texts of late Antiquity: Reflections on a Debate after Twenty Years

PETER SCHÄFER and CHAIM MILIKOWSKY

in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264744
eISBN:
9780191734663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines current views concerning the alleged editing of the rabbinic texts of late antiquity. It highlights the author's 1986 article concerning the editing of rabbinic texts and ... More


The Young and the Old God

Peter Schäfer

in The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153902
eISBN:
9781400842285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153902.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the problem faced by the rabbis when they were confronted with the fact that the God of the Hebrew Bible assumes various guises, using the example of a relatively early ... More


Professing Understanding and Professing Faith: The Midrashic Imperative

Lee S. Shulman

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Shulman argues that the Jewish tradition of midrash—i.e., the conflict of interpretation related to the Hebrew Bible—offers a model of knowledge, learning, and pedagogy that is ever enlarging and ... More


Palestinian Midrash: Toward a Postnational Poetics of Hebrew Verse

Lital Levy

in Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162485
eISBN:
9781400852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162485.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to the Hebrew poetics of Palestinian Arab writers. It presents a close reading of poetry by Anton Shammas and his contemporaries Salman Masalha and Na'im 'Araidi. It argues that ... More


To Make the Wounded Whole: Preaching on Hymns

Thomas H. Troeger

in Wonder Reborn: Creating Sermons on Hymns, Music, and Poetry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195398885
eISBN:
9780199866236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398885.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter begins by presenting the literary genre of midrash and then uses it to interpret hymns as poetic texts of original composition that are based on established tradition. Hymns keep ... More


God's Struggles

Howard Wettstein

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0033
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter takes issue with something fundamental in the overall outlook of many of the contributors to the volume. It sketches a traditional religious approach that nevertheless agrees with the ... More


Reopening the Word: Reading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism

Marie Noonan Sabin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143591
eISBN:
9780199834600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143590.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Knowing that the earliest Jesus traditions took shape in a Jewish milieu, Sabin sets the composition of the earliest gospel in the context of the theological discourse of first‐century Judaism. That ... More


A rabbinic disquisition of Leviticus 26:3℃13: a utopian vision between Jews and Christians

Joanna Weinberg

in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter seeks out clues to the underlying social reality of a rabbinic text — the earliest midrash on Leviticus, Sifra, and its later interpretations. The midrashic presentation of God's ... More


Final Conclusions

MICHAEL FISHBANE

in Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198267331
eISBN:
9780191602078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267339.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents a synthesis of all chapters discussed in this book. Three specific concepts are emphasized. The first is that this book is an exploration of the morphologies of myth and ... More


The Bible in Qumran and Early Judaism

P. S. Alexander

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the second of five chapters on the Old Testament and the reader, and presents an analysis of the Bible in Qumran (the site occupied by the early Jewish monastic community who lived near the ... More


Myths of Participation and Pathos

MICHAEL FISHBANE

in Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198267331
eISBN:
9780191602078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198267339.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the divine acts performed in the course of Israel’s sacred history and beyond. It is argued that myth is present as the correlation between divine activity and events in ... More


Literary Structures and Historical Reconstruction: The Example of an Amoraic Midrash (Leviticus Rabbah)

ALEXANDER SAMELY

in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264744
eISBN:
9780191734663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines historical reconstruction and literary structures of rabbinic texts using the Leviticus Rabbah as an example. It explains that Leviticus Rabbah is a commentary on the Book of ... More


Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Alexander Samely

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270317
eISBN:
9780191683978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This book offers a description of early rabbinic hermeneutics (midrash) as it can be reconstructed from the Mishnah (3rd century CE). The argument is based on a survey of all passages of biblical ... More


Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Mira Balberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295926
eISBN:
9780520968660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295926.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Blood for Thought delves into a relatively unexplored area of classical rabbinic literature: the vast corpus of laws, regulations, and instructions pertaining to sacrificial rituals. The book traces ... More


On the Social Role of Biblical Interpretation: The Case of Proverbs 22:6

Alan Cooper

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Hebrew text of Proverbs 22:6 has been interpreted in the following manner: “Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray”. The twin pillars of Jewish pedagogy are ... More


Sifre Deuteronomy: The Precariousness of Oral Torah

Marc Hirshman

in The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture, 100 C.E.–350 C.E.: Texts on Education and Their Late Antique Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195387742
eISBN:
9780199852581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387742.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the Sifre Deuteronomy, a tannaitic midrash on the book of Deuteronomy. It tries to fully elucidate chapters 41 and 48–49 of the Sifre to Deuteronomy and complements them with ... More


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