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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'.

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