New PDF release: The Sense of Sight in Rabbinic Culture (Greek Culture in the

By Rachel Neis

ISBN-10: 1107032512

ISBN-13: 9781107032514

ISBN-10: 1316628906

ISBN-13: 9781316628904

This e-book experiences the importance of sight in rabbinic cultures throughout Palestine and Mesopotamia (approximately first to 7th centuries). It tracks the level and impact to which the rabbis residing within the Greco-Roman and Persian worlds sought to acceptable, recast and self-discipline contemporaneous understandings of sight. Sight had a very important function to play within the nation-states of divinity, sexuality and gender, idolatry and, eventually, rabbinic subjectivity. The rabbis lived in a global during which the eyes have been instantly effective and susceptible: eyes have been concept to the touch items of imaginative and prescient, whereas additionally performing as an entryway into the viewer. Rabbis, Romans, Zoroastrians, Christians and others have been all occupied with the safety and exploitation of imaginative and prescient. making use of many alternative resources, Professor Neis considers how the rabbis engaged forms of past due old visualities, besides rabbinic narrative, exegetical and felony innovations, as a part of an attempt to domesticate and mark a 'rabbinic eye'.

Show description

Read or Download The Sense of Sight in Rabbinic Culture (Greek Culture in the Roman World) PDF

Similar judaism books

Read e-book online Hermeneutica Sacra (Historia Hermeneutica. Series Studia) PDF

Theologie- und Wissenschaftshistoriker aus Nordamerika, Skandinavien und Deutschland befassen sich in vorliegendem Band mit den reformatorischen Grundlagen der Bibelhermeneutik (Luther, Melanchthon) und deren facettenreichen Wirkungen im sixteen. und 17. Jahrhundert. Hierbei wird besonderes Augenmerk auf die Vielgestaltigkeit der Auslegungskunst in theologischen Lehrbüchern, Predigt und Gottesdienst gelegt.

Charles David Isbell's Sermons from a Southern Rabbi PDF

Each Shabbat in synagogues worldwide and throughout the United States, sermons from the neighborhood rabbi are an incredible part of worship. This ebook brings jointly thirty-five sermons preached to the congregation of a regular small southern urban, Lake Charles, Louisiana. integrated are numerous sermons dependent upon the weekly parashah (assigned biblical component from the Pentateuch), a sequence of messages introduced in the course of the excessive holy days (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) of 2007, 3 funeral sermons, a unique Yom ha-Sho'ah (Holocaust-memorial) handle, and a quick speak about freedom, given on July four, 2008.

Read e-book online Remembering and Forgetting in Early Second Temple Judah PDF

This quantity collects revised models of essays from a 2011 workshop held in Munich on Remembering and Forgetting in Early moment Temple Judah . The authors of the essays handle those concerns from either basic methodological views and during case reviews rising out or linked to quite a lot of texts from the prophetic literature, the Pentateuch, the ancient books, Psalms and Lamentations.

Read e-book online The Process of Authority: The Dynamics in Transmission and PDF

The authority of canonical texts, particularly of the Bible, is frequently defined in static definitions. despite the fact that, the authority of those texts was once got in addition to exercised in a dynamic strategy of transmission and reception. This ebook analyzes chosen facets of this ancient process.  recognition is paid to biblical master-texts and to different texts with regards to the “biblical worlds” in quite a few old classes and contexts.

Extra info for The Sense of Sight in Rabbinic Culture (Greek Culture in the Roman World)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

The Sense of Sight in Rabbinic Culture (Greek Culture in the Roman World) by Rachel Neis


by Kevin
4.3

Rated 4.18 of 5 – based on 48 votes