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Wisdom, Politics, and Historiography: Tractate Avot in the Context of the Graeco-Roman Near East

Amram Tropper

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199267125
eISBN:
9780191699184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267125.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

In third-century CE Palestine, the leading member of the rabbinic movement put together a highly popular wisdom treatise entitled Tractate Avot. Though Avot has inspired hundreds of commentaries, ... More


Talmudic Texts

Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, Yehudah Cohn, and Fergus Millar

in Handbook of Jewish Literature from Late Antiquity, 135–700 CE

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265222
eISBN:
9780191771873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265222.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes the following Talmudic texts: the Mishnah; the Tosefta; the Talmud Yerushalmi/Palestinian Talmud; the Talmud Bavli/Babylonian Talmud; Minor Tractates; and external tractates ... More


Tractatus in Iohannis Euangelium

H. A. G. Houghton

in Augustine's Text of John: Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199545926
eISBN:
9780191719974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545926.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Four types of gospel citation are identified in Augustine's commentary on John. The continuous treatment of the text is made up of the initial citation, most likely to have been taken from a ... More


Selden and Stubbe on Idolatry, Blasphemy, and the Passion Narrative

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286133
eISBN:
9780191713859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286133.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

A mishnah in tractate Sanhedrin shapes Selden’s understanding of the trial of Jesus and reflects authoritative legal opinions that predate the New Testament. What interests Selden is not the divinity ... More


Cultures in Conflict (Avoda Zara 18b–19b)

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/9780195387742.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the extended discussion of learning on three pages of tractate Avoda Zara. The tractate deals with practices forbidden because they are idolatrous or support idolatry. In the ... More


Avot, Wisdom, and Artistic Prose

Amram Tropper

in Wisdom, Politics, and Historiography: Tractate Avot in the Context of the Graeco-Roman Near East

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199267125
eISBN:
9780191699184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267125.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter reviews the question of the literary genre of Avot in an attempt to understand the type of composition created by Avot's editor. The first section situates Avot within the wisdom ... More


The Language of Grace: Valentinian Reflection on New Testament Imagery

Judith L. Kovacs

in Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599776
eISBN:
9780191738340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Among the earliest interpreters of Paul were followers of Valentinus, whose teachings are known from several texts discovered at Nag Hammadi (including the Gospel of Philip and the Tripartite ... More


Two More Maps of Israel’s Land

Rachel Havrelock

in River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226319575
eISBN:
9780226319599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319599.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the Rabbinic period and how its literature contends that the Jordan is a frontier. In the Babylonian context, the land is not the “real” space of Israel's requisite ... More


The Professor

Jonathan Boyarin

in Yeshiva Days: Learning on the Lower East Side

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691203997
eISBN:
9780691207698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203997.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter recounts the life of the author as a junior associate at a major New York corporate law firm, an anthropologist, and his early kollel year at Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem (MTJ). It ... More


Commentary on the Talmud

Avraham Grossman

in Rashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113898
eISBN:
9781800340213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113898.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies Rashi's commentary on the Talmud. Rashi's most important literary creation, the work that gained him his greatest fame through the ages, is his commentary on the Babylonian ... More


The Cabala of Pegasus With the Addition of Mercury's Ass

Giordano Bruno

in The Cabala of Pegasus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092172
eISBN:
9780300127911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092172.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the notion that the best tractates had been dedicated to individuals who were no better than them. Others, for different reasons, seemed disposed to owe the author little or no ... More


Ravad of Posquières: A Programmatic Essay

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: Volume III

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113997
eISBN:
9781800851061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113997.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Ravad of Posquières, 'the greatest of Maimonidean critics'. Ravad's Hassagot were a sparsely disseminated work. Throughout the medieval period, when Ravad's influence was both ... More


The Riddle of Me’iri’s Recent Popularity

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: Volume III

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113997
eISBN:
9781800851061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113997.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the recent popularity of R. Menaḥem ha Me'iri of Perpignan. It is commonly thought that the works of R. Menaḥem ha Me'iri were first published in the twentieth century. This is ... More


The Augustinianism 1 of the Opuscula sacra

Jonathan D. Teubner

in Prayer after Augustine: A study in the development of the Latin tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198767176
eISBN:
9780191821356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767176.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Chapter 5 presents the first of two cases of the reception of Augustine’s understanding of prayer. This chapter treats Boethius’ Opuscula sacra (Theological Tractates). In these five little ... More


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