Avodah

Author: Michael D. Swartz
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780271023571
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Avodah. Avodah: Ancient Poems for Yom Kippur is the first major translation of one of the most important genres of the lost literature of the ancient synagogue. Known as the Avodahpiyyutim, this liturgical poetry was composed by the synagogue poets of fifth- to ninth-century Palestine and sung in the synagogues on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Although it was suppressed by generations of Rabbis, its ornamental beauty and deep exploration of sacred stories ensured its popularity for centuries. Piyyut literature can teach us much about how ancient Jews understood sacrifice, sacred space, and sin. The poems are also a rich source for retrieving myths and symbols not found in the conventional Rabbinic sources, such as the Talmuds and Midrash. Moreover, these compositions rise to the level of fine literature. They are the products of great literary effort, continue and extend the tradition of biblical parallelism, and reveal the aesthetic sensibilities of the Mediterranean in Late Antiquity.

Seder Avodah For The Day Of Atonement By Shelomoh Suleiman Al Sinjari

Author: Shelomo Suleiman Al-Sanjary
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161497322
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Seder Avodah For The Day Of Atonement By Shelomoh Suleiman Al Sinjari. Naoya Katsumata presents a critical edition, an English translation, and a detailed commentary of two lengthy Hebrew liturgical poems for the Day of Atonement that were composed by a ninth- or tenth-century Jewish poet who apparently lived in Palestine or its environs, Shelomoh Suleiman Al-Sinjari. This book contains a critical edition, an English translation, and a detailed commentary of two lengthy Hebrew liturgical poems for the Day of Atonement (called Seder Avodah) that were composed by a ninth- or tenth-century Jewish poet who apparently lived in Palestine or its environs, Shelomoh Suleiman Al-Sinjari. The first part of the Seder Avodah narrates the creation of the world and the history of the people of Israel from the perspective of the sins that they have committed, while its second part describes, in detail, the ritual service of a high priest (Aaron and his sons) in the temple on the Day of Atonement.

A Vocabulary Of Desire

Author: Laura S. Lieber
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004278591
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A Vocabulary Of Desire. In A Vocabulary of Desire, Laura Lieber provides a nuanced introduction to the variety of ways in which Jewish liturgical poets from Late Ancient Palestine understood the Song of Songs, complemented by annotated translations of six complete works.

The Day Of Atonement

Author: Thomas Hieke
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004216790
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The Day Of Atonement. The “Day of Atonement” in Leviticus 16 had a formative influence on Judaism and Christianity. The essays in this volume form a representative cross section of the history of reception of Leviticus 16 and the tradition of the Yom ha-Kippurim.

Jews Christians And The Roman Empire

Author: Natalie B. Dohrmann
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812208579
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Jews Christians And The Roman Empire. This volume revisits issues of empire from the perspective of Jews, Christians, and other Romans in the third to sixth centuries. Through case studies, the contributors bring Jewish perspectives to bear on longstanding debates concerning Romanization, Christianization, and late antiquity.

Tradition Transmission And Transformation From Second Temple Literature Through Judaism And Christianity In Late Antiquity

Author: Menahem Kister
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004299130
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Tradition Transmission And Transformation From Second Temple Literature Through Judaism And Christianity In Late Antiquity. Tradition, Transmission, and Transformation presents fourteen papers delivered at the Thirteenth Orion Center International Symposium, which trace the development of interpretive traditions found in Second Temple texts through later interpretive contexts.

Pirqei Derabbi Eliezer Structure Coherence Intertextuality

Author: Katharina E. Keim
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004333126
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Pirqei Derabbi Eliezer Structure Coherence Intertextuality. In Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer: Structure, Coherence, Intertextuality Katharina E. Keim offers a description of the literary character of Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer and throws light on a new turn in Jewish literature following the rise of Islam.

Giving A Diamond

Author: Wout van Bekkum
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004203818
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Giving A Diamond. This volume presents fifteen essays in honor of Joseph Yahalom on a variety of subjects, mainly in the field of Hebrew (liturgical) poetry, poetics, and literature from the early Byzantine period to the Middle Ages.

The Experience Of Jewish Liturgy

Author: Debra Reed Blank
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004201351
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The Experience Of Jewish Liturgy. This edited collection honors Menahem Schmelzer's influence upon the field of Jewish liturgy. Three generations of scholars apply different analytical methods to varying texts and ritual occasions, providing an up-to-date picture of the field and its implications for related areas.

The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual

Author: Ishay Rosen-Zvi
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004210490
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The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual. Combining philological, anthropological and cultural tools, this study sheds new light on issues of rabbinic gender economy and sexual morality, and contributes to the nascent scholarship on the formation of the temple in the Mishnah.