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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

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

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

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

Deuteronomy and the Judaean Diaspora

Deuteronomy and the Judaean Diaspora

Ernest Nicholson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198702733
eISBN:
9780191772313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702733.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This book challenges the view, widely agreed since the nineteenth century, that Deuteronomy, at least in an original, shorter form, was the ‘book of the law’ which 2 Kings 22–3 describes as the basis ... More

Early Israelite Wisdom

Early Israelite Wisdom

Stuart Weeks

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270072
eISBN:
9780191683879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270072.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This is a new and ground-breaking study of the nature and origins of the earliest material in the book of Proverbs, drawing on evidence from Israel and neighbouring ... More

Elisha's Profile in the Book of KingsThe Double Agent

Elisha's Profile in the Book of Kings: The Double Agent

Keith Bodner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681174
eISBN:
9780191761201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681174.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

From his investiture in 1 Kings 19 to his final cameo in 2 Kings 13, Elisha the prophet has one of the most extensively narrated careers in Israel’s royal history. During a particularly dark and ... More

The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Joan E. Taylor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

Ever since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in caves near the site of Qumran in 1947, this mysterious cache of manuscripts has been associated with the Essenes, a ‘sect’ configured as marginal ... More

Ethics in Ancient Israel

Ethics in Ancient Israel

John Barton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199660438
eISBN:
9780191787270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660438.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Ethics in Ancient Israel is a study of ethical thinking in ancient Israel from about the eighth to the second century BC. The evidence for this consists primarily of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible ... More

Ethnicity and the Mixed Marriage Crisis in Ezra 9-10An Anthropological Approach

Ethnicity and the Mixed Marriage Crisis in Ezra 9-10: An Anthropological Approach

Katherine E. Southwood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644346
eISBN:
9780191739316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644346.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This book offers a fresh reflection on the intermarriage crisis within Ezra 9-10. Numerous issues, such as ethnicity, religious identity, purity, land, kinship, and migration, orbit around the ... More

Fathers and Daughters in the Hebrew Bible

Fathers and Daughters in the Hebrew Bible

Johanna Stiebert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673827
eISBN:
9780191752025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673827.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The father–daughter dyad features in the Hebrew Bible in all of narratives, laws, myths, and metaphors. In previous explorations of this relationship, the tendency has been to focus on discrete ... More

Historical and Biblical IsraelThe History, Tradition, and Archives of Israel and Judah

Historical and Biblical Israel: The History, Tradition, and Archives of Israel and Judah

Reinhard G. Kratz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198728771
eISBN:
9780191795503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728771.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

At the center of this book lies a fundamental yet unanswered question: under which historical and sociological conditions and in which manner the Hebrew Bible became an authoritative tradition, that ... More

A History of Death in the Hebrew Bible

A History of Death in the Hebrew Bible

Matthew Suriano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190844738
eISBN:
9780190844769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844738.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

In the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, a good death meant burial inside the family tomb, where one would join one’s ancestors in death. This was the afterlife in biblical literature; it was a postmortem ... More

A Journey of Two PsalmsThe Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian Tradition

A Journey of Two Psalms: The Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian Tradition

Susan Gillingham

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199652419
eISBN:
9780191766053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652419.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

For two-and-a-half millennia these two psalms have been commented on, translated, painted, set to music, employed in worship, and adapted in literature, often being used disputatiously by Jews and ... More

Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

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

Remembering Biblical Figures in the Late Persian and Early Hellenistic PeriodsSocial Memory and Imagination

Remembering Biblical Figures in the Late Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods: Social Memory and Imagination

Diana V. Edelman and Ehud Ben Zvi (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664160
eISBN:
9780191748462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664160.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Social memory studies offer an under-utilised lens through which to approach the texts of the Hebrew Bible. In this volume, the range of associations and symbolic values evoked by twenty-one ... More

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

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

Deborah A. Green and Laura S. Lieber (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This book gathers voices from an international community of scholars to consider the many facets of the history of biblical interpretation and to question how exegesis shapes spiritual and cultural ... More

Sexual Pollution in the Hebrew Bible

Sexual Pollution in the Hebrew Bible

Eve Levavi Feinstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199395545
eISBN:
9780199395569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199395545.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

The concepts of purity and pollution are fundamental to the worldview reflected in the Hebrew Bible, yet this is the first book to examine the ways biblical texts apply these concepts to sexual ... More

Shared IdentitiesMedieval and Modern Imaginings of Judeo-Islam

Shared Identities: Medieval and Modern Imaginings of Judeo-Islam

Aaron Hughes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190684464
eISBN:
9780190684495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190684464.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This controversial study breaks with received opinion that imagines two distinct religions, Judaism and Islam, interacting in the centuries immediately following the death of Muhammad in the early ... More

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