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Title: Envisioning Judaism: Studies in Honor of Peter Schafer on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday
Author: Boustan, Ra'anan S Klaus Herrmann, Reimund Leicht (eds)
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck; Publication Date: 2013
Hardcover; ISBN: 9783161522277
Volumes: 1; Pages: 1399
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This volume offers an extensive collection of cutting-edge articles in Jewish studies and related areas that celebrate Peter Sch�fer and take their lead from his groundbreaking scholarship. The collection lays particular emphasis on the dynamics of continuity and change in Jewish society, culture, and religion in the ancient Mediterranean world, while also tracing how in the course of the medieval and early modern periods Jews, Christians, and Muslims came to participate in-and contest-shared literary, intellectual, and religious traditions. Taken together, this collection reflects the startling breadth of Sch�fer's own research interests as well as the lasting impact of his contributions to the academic study of Jewish literature and history, which have made visible the inner diversity of Judaism and stressed the essential place of Jewish studies within the humanities. Table of ContentsV. 1. Imre Shefer: for Peter Schafer on the occasion of his 70th birthday PART I. The history of the Jews in antiquity. Was there a "common Judaism" after the destruction? / Seth Schwartz Was the ninth of Av observed in the Second Temple period? Reflections on the concept of continuing exile in early Judaism / Philip S. Alexander Can we read a historical text as a musical score? A new approach to polyphony and simultaneity in 1 Maccabees / Doron Mendels The Maccabaean martyrs in Jewish memory: Jerusalem and Antioch / Tessa Rajak Humbly second-rate in the diaspora? Philo and Stephen on the tabernacle and the Temple / Daniel R. Schwartz Wie romisch war das caput Iudaeae, die Colonia Prima Flavia Caesariensis? / Werner Eck Dirt and garbage in the ancient Jewish religious imagination and in daily life / Catherine Hezser Jews at the dice table: gambling in ancient Jewish society revisited / Joshua Schwartz Who is the brother of Jesus? On tripartite naming formulas in ancient Jewish and middle Aramaic inscriptions / David Goodblatt Reflections on Jewish identity in late antiquity / Nicholas de Lange PART II. History and theology of rabbinic Judaism. Moses and Adam as polyglots / Steven D. Fraade Burial: rules and practice in the Tannaitic period / Aharon Oppenheimer Cornering poverty: Mishnah Pe'ah, Tosefta Pe'ah, and the re-imagination of society in late antiquity / Gregg E. Gardner Adornment and gender in rabbinic Judaism / David Kraemer The emergence of the patriarchate in the third century / Lee I. Levine Biographical sketches in Genesis Rabbah / Maren R. Niehoff Greek wisdom in Babylonia / Moulie Vidas Aspects of judicial and legislative decision-making in the Talmudic legal discourse / Ronen Reichman Jerusalem fell after Betar: the Christian Josephus and rabbinic memory / Holger M. Zellentin The contested reception of The story of the ten martyrs in Medieval Midrash / Ra'anan S. Boustan The sacred text as a mental map: biblical and rabbinic "place" in medieval Jewish travel writing / Martin Jacobs PART III. Tradition and redaction in rabbinic literature. The first chapter of Berakhot: a compendium of mishnaic essentials / Gottfried Reeg Towards a digital critical edition of the Mishnah / Hayim Lapin Mekhilta de-R. Yishmael: some aspects of its redaction / Gunter Stemberger A synchronic and diachronic reading of Mishnah Shabbat 2:6: on the topic of why women die in childbirth / Judith Hauptman Towards the resolution of a terminological crux in the Talmud Yerushalmi / Leib Moscovitz Shemu'ata Kan Targum in the Babylonian Talmud / Richard Kalmin PART IV. Hekhalot and magical studies. Three-dimensional philology: some implications of the Synopse zur Hekhalot-Literatur / Michael D. Swartz Visions in Hekhalot literature: reflections on terminology / Annelies Kuyt Physiognomy and somatomancy: the ways that never crossed / Michael Meerson "He was Thoth in everything": why and when King Solomon became both Magister omnium physicorum and Master of magic / Yaacov Shavit Babylonian astrology in the Cairo Genizah / Gideon Bohak, Mark Geller How to use the Hebrew Bible to harm your neighbor: the use of biblical quotations in curse texts found in the Cairo Genizah / Dorothea M. Salzer Tefillat Rav Hamnuna Sava: Genizah fragments and medieval manuscripts / Gideon Bohak, Klaus Herrmann Torah ha-Mashiah in the context of apocalyptic traditions in Ashkenazi Hekhalot manuscripts / Ulrike Hirschfelder Non-european traditions of Hekhalot literature: the Yemenite evidence / Bill Rebiger V. 2. PART V. Paths to the divine. Do/did the Jews believe in God? The skeptical ambivalence ofJewishh philosophy of religion / Giuseppe Veltri Benjamin the mystic (Ps 67:28 LXX) / William Horbury Interroga Matricem Mulieris: the secret life of the womb in 4 Ezra and Sethian cosmology / Eduard Iricinschi The messiah son of Joseph in ancient Judaism / Martha Himmelfarb Demiurg, saviour, or . . . ? Remarks on Platonic alternatives to gnostic conceptions of God and piety / Rainer Enskat How Athanasius, subject to Christian emperors, read John's apocalypse into his canon / Elaine Pagels Philo of Alexandria, Hasdai Crescas, and Spinoza on God's body / Carlos Fraenkel Conflicting views of the origins of evil in thirteenth-century kabbalah / Joseph Dan The female messiah: gender perspectives in kabbalistic eschatology and Christian soteriology / Gerold Necker PART VI. The birth of Judaism from the spirit of Christianity? When did rabbis become Pharisees? Reflections on Christian evidence for post-70 Judaism / Annette Yoshiko Reed Polishing the mirror: some thoughts on Syriac sources and early Judaism / Adam H. Becker Qabbalah, Deuterosis, andsemanticc incommensurability: a preliminary study / Azzan Yadin-Israel The Talmud in Jesus: how much Jewishness in Mark's Christ? / Daniel Boyarin Antipodal texts: B. Eruvin 21b-22a and Mark 7:1-23 on the tradition of the elders and the commandment of God / Shaye J. D. Cohen Jesus and Joshau ben Perahiah: a Jewish-Christian dialogue on magic in Babylonia / Tal Ilan Some notes on Jesus and his parents: from the New Testament Gospels to the Toledot Yeshu / John G. Gager, Mika Ahuvia Jesus and the clay birds: reading Toledot Yeshu in light of the infancy gospels / Sarit Kattan Gribetz Patriarchy and the motherhood of God in Zoharic Kabbalah and Meister Eckhart / Elliot R. Wolfson PART VII. Jews and Christians in the Middle Ages and beyond. Polysystem and Piyyut: the poetics of a Yotzer by R. Meshullam b. Qalonymos / Michael Fishbane "Like a camel carrying silk": initial considerations on the use of the Masorah in medieval Hebrew commentaries / Hanna Liss Meshal Qadmonim: a newly discovered Ashkenazic binding fragment of an unknown Maqama from the cathedral library of Freising, Germany / Andreas Lehnardt A Hebrew book list by Leon Modena / Yaacob Dweck Steinchen, Gras und Erdenstaub: Ursprung und Bedeutung judischer Friedhofbrauche / Peter Kuhn Rabbinic emissaries from Palestine and the making of a modern Jewish diaspora: a philanthropic network in the eighteenth century / Matthias B. Lehmann Learning about Jews in the classroom: a thirteenth-century witness, UCLA Library, Rouse MS 17 / William Chester Jordan Erhard von Pappenheim: a portrait of a hitherto unstudied early Christian hebraist / David Stern Johannes Reuchlin's lost polemical manuscript and the archetype of the Nizzahon Vetus: a reconstruction / Reimund Leicht Eine Wiedergeburt des Judentums aus dem Geist des Christentums: Schellings und Rosenzweigs spekulative Philologie der Unverfugbarkeit / Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann Has more than a century of Genizah research adjusted Jewish notions of scholarship, history, and identity? Some reflections and speculations / Stefan C. Reif.