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Lexical and Explicative Comments

Michael Fishbane

in Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198266990
eISBN:
9780191600593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198266995.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

A typology of lexical and explicative comments within the Hebrew Bible is presented with diverse examples. Among these is the explicit formulaic use of deictic elements (like ‘that is’; or ‘this ... More


Conclusions

Michael Fishbane

in Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198266990
eISBN:
9780191600593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198266995.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Concluding reflections on scribal features are offered from a historical and sociological, as well as typological and tradition‐history perspective. In particular, the dialectics of traditum and ... More


Jews and Christians

Stephen J. Davis

in Christ Child: Cultural Memories of a Young Jesus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300149456
eISBN:
9780300206609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149456.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 6 focuses on how the infancy tales were taken up in Jewish-Christian encounter. In the first section of the chapter, a close examination of the “Childhood Deeds” reveals signs of social ... More


Introduction

Bhavani Raman

in Document Raj: Writing and Scribes in Early Colonial South India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226703275
eISBN:
9780226703299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703299.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses corruption and despotism in the British East India Company, particularly the domination of arguments about paperwork and political rule. It presents observations by philosopher ... More


Writing and the Bayca in the Marwanid Period

Andrew Marsham

in Rituals of Islamic Monarchy: Accession and Succession in the First Muslim Empire

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625123
eISBN:
9780748653157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625123.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the writing and bāy،a during the Marwanid period. It discusses the development of literate administration in the caliphate. It focuses on the surviving documentary evidence of ... More


A Gospel Amulet for Joannia (P.Oxy. VIII 1151)

AnneMarie Luijendijk

in Daughters of Hecate: Women and Magic in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780195342703
eISBN:
9780199387748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342703.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Religion and Literature

This chapter’s careful study of a healing amulet from fifth-century Oxyrynchus, Egypt, upends common assumptions about women and magic, and recapitulates in a single example much of what the other ... More


‘I this book shal make’: San Marino, Huntington Library, MS HM 744 and the Structure of the Series

David Watt

in The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898690
eISBN:
9781781385203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898690.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the structure of the Series by comparing Hoccleve's inclusion of ‘Learn to Die’ in San Marino, Huntington Library, MS HM 744 with its inclusion in the Series. As a writer who ... More


Introduction: Defining the medieval

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Part I considers definitions of literature (as distinct from philology) for the medieval period, arguing that the rhetorical shape and storytelling functions of many texts composed in the Russian ... More


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