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Performing Execution, Part 1: The Blood-Avenger, the Community, and the Witnesses

Beth A. Berkowitz

in Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the people who enact an execution according to rabbinic law, beginning with those found in the Bible: the blood-avenger, the community, and the witnesses to the crime. It ... More


Rejection of Rabbinic Legal Statements

Naomi Grunhaus

in The Challenge of Received Tradition: Dilemmas of Interpretation in Radak's Biblical Commentaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199858408
eISBN:
9780199979899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858408.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

It is in his questioning of rabbinic legal interpretations of Scriptures that Radak is differentiated from most other exegetes. On this matter, there seems to be an affinity between his thinking and ... More


Halakhah in the Making: The Development of Jewish Law from Qumran to the Rabbis

Aharon Shemesh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259102
eISBN:
9780520945036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259102.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book offers a comprehensive study of the legal material found in the Dead Sea Scrolls and its significance in the greater history of Jewish religious law (Halakhah). The study revives an issue ... More


Rabbinic and Roman Time

Sarit Kattan Gribetz

in Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691192857
eISBN:
9780691209807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192857.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the differentiation and synchronization of rabbinic and Roman time by examining rabbinic attitudes toward the Roman calendar and its annual festivals. Mishnah Avodah Zarah ... More


Aftermath

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter surveys the last three decades of Jacob Sasportas's life, when he moved between Hamburg, Amsterdam, Livorno, and Amsterdam again. During this period, Sasportas continued to enter the ... More


Rabbinic Interpretation as a “Necessity”

Naomi Grunhaus

in The Challenge of Received Tradition: Dilemmas of Interpretation in Radak's Biblical Commentaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199858408
eISBN:
9780199979899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858408.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

After comparing Radak with his important predecessors in their use of rabbinic interpretations, this chapter explores comments where rabbinic interpretation is indispensable to his exegetical ... More


“Bailment”

Bernard S. Jackson

in Wisdom-Laws: A Study of the Mishpatim of Exodus 21:1–22:16

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269311
eISBN:
9780191683596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269311.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The passage commencing Exodus 22:6 and extending to the end of verse 14 forms the basis of the rabbinic classification of the ‘four guardians’. Each type of bailee is based by the rabbis on one ... More


Slaves as Intermediaries in Business Transactions

Catherine Hezser

in Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The employment of slaves in business was fraught with ambiguities. On the one hand, slaves were not free agents but under the authority of their masters in all respects. On the other hand, in order ... More


The Law of the Torn Limb

David Novak

in Image of the Non-Jew in Judaism: A Historical and Constructive Study of the Noahide Laws

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764074
eISBN:
9781800340527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764074.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the prohibition against tearing a limb from a living animal, which is explicit in Scripture, and the only one of the seven Noahide laws to be found immediately in the Torah. ... More


Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Trialogue

Anver M. Emon, Matthew Levering, and David Novak

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198706601
eISBN:
9780191778469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706601.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Judaism

This book critically and constructively explores the resources offered for natural law doctrine by classical thinkers from three traditions: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic. The book is a trialogue ... More


Redacting the Torah’s Conflicting Laws: New Empirical Models

Joshua A. Berman

in Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter attends to the final form of law corpora, as exhibited in the received text of the Torah. Scholars have classically viewed redaction of the Torah as either a great compromise, or an ... More


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