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Execution and InventionDeath Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures$
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Beth A. Berkowitz

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195179194

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195179196.001.0001

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A Century of Scholarship on the Ancient Jewish Death Penalty

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Execution and Invention

Beth A. Berkowitz (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the history of scholarship on the ancient Jewish death penalty, focusing in particular on the last century of scholarship in the United States and Israel. It includes within its survey a variety of approaches and disciplines: jurisprudence, responsa, New Testament historiography, religious denominational writing, Jewish intellectual history, philosophy, Zionist reformism. It give this scholarship “thick description,” contextualizing it within the social forces that shaped it. It also offers some concluding reflections on what aspects of the scholarship might be most productive for further study.

Keywords:   Jewish death penalty, jurisprudence, responsa, New Testament historiography, Jewish intellectual history, philosophy, Zionism, denominational writing, United States, Israel

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