Jewish Women In Greco Roman Palestine

Jewish Women in Greco Roman Palestine PDF
Author: Tal Ilan
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161491689
Size: 41.98 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 270
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Tal Ilan explores the real, as against the ideal social, political and religious status of women in Palestinian Judaism of the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The main conclusions of this investigations are that extreme religious groups in Judaism of the period influenced other groups, classes and factions to tighten their control of women and represent the ideal relationships beween men and women as requiring greater chastity, in order to prove their piety. However, the lives of real women, over and against their representation in the literature of the time, and their relationships to men as opposed to the ideals represented by legal codes, were much more varied and nuanced. This book integrates both Jewish and Early Christian sources together with a feminist critique. "This book is a tour de force - a major piece of research and a 'must read' for all concerned with the recovery of women's history." Judith Romney Wegner in Journal of Biblical Literature 2 (1997), pp. 354 "This fine collection of carefully analysed data will have lasting value..." Martin Goodman in Journal of Roman Studies vol. 88 (1998), p. 189 "The scope of the work is impressive." Joshua Schwartz in Journal of Jewish Studies 1 (1997), pp. 156

Jewish Women In Historical Perspective

Jewish Women in Historical Perspective PDF
Author: Wegner, Judith Romney
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814327135
Size: 65.30 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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A collection of fully-revised and new essays that explore the richness of Jewish women's history.

Women S Religions In The Greco Roman World

Women s Religions in the Greco Roman World PDF
Author: Ross Shepard Kraemer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195142785
Size: 56.11 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 487
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This excellent sourcebook contains hundrds of primary texts translated into English, expanded and revised for this new edition. Covering women's religion from the 4th century BC to the 5th century AD, it contains a wealth of material grouped thematically relating to many different types of women.

The Jps Guide To Jewish Women

The JPS Guide to Jewish Women PDF
Author: Emily Taitz
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 0827607520
Size: 33.33 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 354
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This is an indispensable resource about the role of Jewish women from post-biblical times to the twentieth century. Unique in its approach, it is structured so that each chapter, which is divided into three parts, covers a specific period and geographical area. The first section of the book contains an overview, explaining how historical events affected Jews in general and Jewish women in particular. This is followed by a section of biographical entries of women of the period whose lives are set in their economic, familial, and cultural backgrounds. The third and last part of each chapter, "The World of Jewish Women," is organized by topic and covers women's activities and interests and how Jewish laws concerning women developed and changed. This comprehensive work is an easy-to-use sourcebook, synopsizing rich and diverse resources. By examining history and analyzing the dynamics of Jewish law and custom, it illuminates the circumstances of Jewish women's lives and traces the changes that have occurred throughout the centuries. It casts a new and clear light on Jewish women as individuals and sets women firmly within the context of their own cultural and historical periods. The book contains illustrations, boxed text, extensive endnotes, and indices that list each woman by name. It is ideal for women's groups and study groups as well as students and scholars.

Jews And Gender

Jews and Gender PDF
Author: Jonathan Frankel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195349771
Size: 65.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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Volume XVI in this well-received annual series contains an up-to-date survey of gender issues in modern Judaism. It includes original essays on Orthodox Judaism and feminism, American Jewish women, female rabbis, the impact of feminism on rabbinic study, masculinity, Jewish women in the Third Reich, and gender and military service.

Women In The Damascus Document

Women in the Damascus Document PDF
Author: Cecilia Wassen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900413770X
Size: 57.91 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 257
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"Women in the Damascus Document" offers a fresh look at the nature of the community reflected in the Damascus Document, one of the core documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls. By presenting a close and comprehensive study of the references to women and in-depth analyses of biblically based laws in the document, this work attempts to reconstruct the role of women and attitudes toward women within the community. Highlighting the complex nature of the evidence, the author draws attention to a number of rules that reflect a favorable attitude toward women, but also to instances of a patriarchal stance, especially regarding sexuality. Carefully considering all the evidence, the author argues, in contrast to the opinions of many scholars, that women were full members in the community. "Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)"

Golden Bells And Pomegranates

Golden Bells and Pomegranates PDF
Author: Burton L. Visotzky
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161479915
Size: 17.55 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 206
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Burton Visotzky studies the 5th Century rabbinic anthology Midrash Leviticus Rabbah. He outlines the content of this text, its novel elements of style, structure and redation, and places it at a turning point in rabbinic literature in the Greco-Roman milieu.

Silencing The Queen

Silencing the Queen PDF
Author: Ṭal Ilan
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161488795
Size: 55.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 315
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Tal Ilan explores the way historical documents from antiquity are reworked and edited in a long process that ends in silencing the women originally mentioned in them. Many methods are used to produce this end result: elimination of women or their words, denigration of the women and their role or unification of several significant women into one. These methods and others are illuminated in this book, as it uses the example of the Jewish queen Shelamzion Alexandra (76-67 BCE) for its starting point. Queen Shelamzion was the only legitimate Jewish queen in history. Yet all the documents in which she is mentioned (Josephus, Qumran scrolls, rabbinic literature etc.) have been reworked so as to minimize her significance and distort the picture we may receive of her. Tal Ilan follows the ways this was done and in doing so she encounters similar patterns in which other Jewish women in antiquity were silenced, censored and edited out.

A Companion To Women In The Ancient World

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World PDF
Author: Sharon L. James
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355007
Size: 56.67 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 704
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Selected by Choice as a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world. The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity

Daughters Of Hecate

Daughters of Hecate PDF
Author: Kimberly B. Stratton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190202149
Size: 54.11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 512
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Daughters of Hecate unites for the first time research on the problem of gender and magic in three ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman culture. The book illuminates the gendering of ancient magic by approaching the topic from three distinct disciplinary perspectives: literary stereotyping, the social application of magic discourse, and material culture. The authors probe the foundations of, processes, and motivations behind gendered stereotypes, beginning with Western culture's earliest associations of women and magic in the Bible and Homer's Odyssey. Daughters of Hecate provides a nuanced exploration of the topic while avoiding reductive approaches. In fact, the essays in this volume uncover complexities and counter-discourses that challenge, rather than reaffirm, many gendered stereotypes taken for granted and reified by most modern scholarship. By combining critical theoretical methods with research into literary and material evidence, Daughters of Hecate interrogates a false association that has persisted from antiquity, to early modern witch hunts, to the present day.

Mine And Yours Are Hers

Mine and Yours Are Hers PDF
Author: Tạl Îlān
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004108608
Size: 67.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 346
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This book suggests several methods with which rabbinic sources can be approached in order to obtain information about women's history. It is the first feminist book about rabbinic literature which treats the latter as a historical source. It contains many examples and discusses for the first time many sources relevant for the issue of women in rabbinics.

Ancient Worlds In Film And Television

Ancient Worlds in Film and Television PDF
Author: Almut-Barbara Renger
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004241922
Size: 51.36 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 340
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This volume reinvigorates the field of Classical Reception by investigating present-day culture, society, and politics, particularly gender, gender roles, and filmic constructions of masculinity and femininity which shape and are shaped by interacting economic, political, and ideological practices.

Destabilizing The Margins

Destabilizing the Margins PDF
Author: Marianne Bjelland Kartzow
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621899691
Size: 31.38 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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In this book Marianne Bjelland Kartzow suggests that ideas taken from recent discussions of multiple identities and intersectionality, combined with insights from memory theory, can renew our engagement with biblical texts. Some marginal early Christian passages, and what the scholarly community has reconstructed of their historical contexts, are encountered, looking for alternative ways these texts can produce meaning. A fresh look at some marginal biblical figures--such as male and female slaves who are beaten by a fellow slave, the queer figure of the Ethiopian eunuch, foreign Egyptian women, rebellious widows, or a possessed fortune-telling slave girl--can help biblical users to talk in more critical and creative ways about responsibility, identity, injustice, violence, inclusion/exclusion, and the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and class. These perspectives may be relevant for those who see the New Testament as Christian canon or as cultural canon, or as both.

Luke S People

Luke   s People PDF
Author: Thomas J. F. Stanford
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630872806
Size: 59.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 358
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Luke's People seeks to understand the men and women who met Jesus and the apostles as they are described in the Gospel of Luke and in the Acts of the Apostles in the way that Luke, who wrote these works, intended. This socio-historical literary study seeks to interpret Luke's writings in the light of the time when they were written on the basis that Luke was a skilled writer who wrote what he meant and meant what he wrote. It argues that Luke's depiction of women has been grossly misunderstood and finds that this misunderstanding may be due to a widespread attempt around the end of the first century to impose a patriarchal system of governance upon the church. Luke's People shows that Luke did not share such a patriarchal viewpoint but instead always presents Christian women as autonomous and agentic. It also finds that this patriarchal interpretation both distorts Luke's presentation of the rich and powerful, who are shown to receive their authority from the devil, and obscures the way in which the love of money corrupts men in his story.