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Ancient Jewish NovelsAn Anthology

Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology

Lawrence M. Wills (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151428
eISBN:
9780199870516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151429.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The present collection makes available in fresh translations all of the ancient examples of the Jewish novels, and introduces them for the student and general reader. The texts are divided into three ... More

Are You Not a Man of God?Devotion, Betrayal, and Social Criticism in Jewish Tradition

Are You Not a Man of God?: Devotion, Betrayal, and Social Criticism in Jewish Tradition

Tova Hartman and Charlie Buckholtz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199337439
eISBN:
9780199362370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337439.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

This volume offers a rereading of several canonical stories in Jewish texts and Greek tragedy using devoted resistance as the interpretative lens. These include the stories of Isaac and Iphigenia who ... More

Arguing with AsenethGentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Jill Hicks-Keeton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878993
eISBN:
9780190879020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878993.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Arguing with Aseneth shows how the ancient romance Joseph and Aseneth moves a minor character in Genesis from obscurity to renown, weaving a new story whose main purpose was to intervene in ancient ... More

Becoming HebrewThe Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Arieh B. Saposnik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Becoming Hebrew is a study of the ways in which a Zionist national culture was generated in the Jewish Yishuv (prestate community) of Palestine between 1900 and 1914. The book addresses ... More

Beyond AuschwitzPost-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Michael L. Morgan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Auschwitz is the center of the twentieth century, its dark core, yet, in the postwar years in America few intellectuals dared to come to grips with the horror and the suffering. Jewish theologians ... More

Beyond the WallsAbraham Joshua Heschel and Edith Stein on the Significance of Empathy for Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Beyond the Walls: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Edith Stein on the Significance of Empathy for Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Joseph Palmisano

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925025
eISBN:
9780199980451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925025.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Empathy is a way of re-membering oneself with the religious other that buttresses an interreligious unity-in-diversity. This book therefore proposes a way of strengthening the bonds of friendship and ... More

Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198266990
eISBN:
9780191600593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198266995.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The interpretation of authoritative texts is a characteristic feature of the classical religions. In this regard, the Hebrew Bible is a fundamental source for religious exegesis in Judaism, ... More

The Black Jews of AfricaHistory, Religion, Identity

The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Edith Bruder

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Over the last several decades, an astonishing phenomenon has developed: a Jewish rebirth of sorts occurring throughout Africa. Different ethnic groups proclaim that they are returning to long ... More

The Book Called IsaiahDeutero-Isaiah's Role in Composition and Redaction

The Book Called Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiah's Role in Composition and Redaction

H. G. M. Williamson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263609
eISBN:
9780191600821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263600.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The book analyses and assesses the various methods and approaches used by nineteenth‐ and twentieth‐century scholars researching into the theme of the unity and diversity of the compositional ... More

The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Robert Eisen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book analyzes the history of the interpretation of the book of Job by medieval Jewish exegetes. The scholarship on medieval Jewish thought has focused largely on the systematic philosophical ... More

The Burden of SilenceSabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Donmes

The Burden of Silence: Sabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Donmes

Cengiz Sisman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190244057
eISBN:
9780190244071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244057.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This book presents a social and religious history of the Sabbatean movement from its birth in the Ottoman Empire in the seventeenth century to the Republic of Turkey in the first half of the ... More

Calendar and CommunityA History of the Jewish Calendar, 2nd Century BCE to 10th Century CE

Calendar and Community: A History of the Jewish Calendar, 2nd Century BCE to 10th Century CE

Sacha Stern

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270348
eISBN:
9780191600753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270348.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Traces the development of the Jewish calendar—how months and years were reckoned—from its earliest descriptions in the second century b.c.e. until it reached, in the tenth century c.e., to its ... More

The Challenge of Received TraditionDilemmas of Interpretation in Radak's Biblical Commentaries

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

Naomi Grunhaus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199858408
eISBN:
9780199979899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858408.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

During the medieval period of intense Bible study, one of the most vexing problems facing Jewish interpreters of the Hebrew Bible was how to forge ahead using the new interpretive strategy of ... More

Children in Ancient IsraelThe Hebrew Bible and Mesopotamia in Comparative Perspective

Children in Ancient Israel: The Hebrew Bible and Mesopotamia in Comparative Perspective

Shawn W. Flynn

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198784210
eISBN:
9780191826849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784210.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Flynn contributes to the emerging field of childhood studies in the Hebrew Bible by isolating stages of a child’s life and, through a comparative perspective, studies the place of children in the ... More

A Club of Their OwnJewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Eli Lederhendler and Gabriel N. Finder (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book bases its title on a joke by Groucho Marx who said (approximately, accounts differ) “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member”—a line that encapsulates one of the ... More

Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew BibleA Subversive Collaboration

Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible: A Subversive Collaboration

Melissa Jackson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656776
eISBN:
9780191742170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656776.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Comedy is both relative, linked to a time and culture, and universal, found pervasively across time and culture. The Hebrew Bible contains comedy of this relative, yet universal, nature. This book ... More

Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth CenturyThe Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher

Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century: The Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher

Benjamin Williams

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198759232
eISBN:
9780191819858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759232.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The ʾOr ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher (Venice, 1567) is of great importance in the history of the study of midrash. It is the first book in which Genesis Rabba was accompanied by commentaries, one ... More

Contesting ConversionGenealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity

Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity

Matthew Thiessen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793563
eISBN:
9780199914456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793563.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines ancient Jewish thought with regard to Jewish identity construction, circumcision, and conversion. It argues that there is no evidence in the Hebrew Bible that circumcision was ... More

Created EqualHow the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Joshua A. Berman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This book reveals the Hebrew Bible to be a sophisticated work of political philosophy, and the birthplace of egalitarian thought. Focusing on the Pentateuch, this book lays bare the manner in which ... More

The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria

The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria

Josef W. Meri

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250783
eISBN:
9780191697968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250783.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This book presents a study of the cult of saints among Muslims and Jews in medieval Syria and the Near East. Through case studies of saints and their devotees, discussion of the architecture of ... More

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