Holy Lives, Holy Deaths: A Close Hearing of Early Jewish Storytellers

Holy Lives, Holy Deaths: A Close Hearing of Early Jewish Storytellers

by Antoinette Clark Wire
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004126554

ISBN-13: 9789004126558

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This book translates and examines over one hundred Early Jewish stories about holy figures first told between 150 BCE and 150 CE, shifting attention toward the work of the oral storytellers, men and women alike, who generated the traditions that ultimately came to be preserved in written form.

Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature

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Overview

This book translates and examines over one hundred Early Jewish stories about holy figures first told between 150 BCE and 150 CE, shifting attention toward the work of the oral storytellers, men and women alike, who generated the traditions that ultimately came to be preserved in written form.

Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004126558
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
SBL - Studies in Biblical Literature Series, #1
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Storytelling World1
Pt. IEarly Jewish Stories of Prophecy at Birth25
1Birth Prophecy Stories: Early Biblical Figures27
2Birth Prophecy Stories: Later Biblical Figures54
3Birth Prophecy Stories: Contemporary Figures74
4Telling Early Jewish Stories of Prophecy at Birth95
Pt. IIEarly Jewish Stories of Wondrous Provision103
5Wondrous Provision Stories: The Need105
6Wondrous Provision Stories: The Need Voiced124
7Wondrous Provision Stories: The Need Met143
8Telling Early Jewish Wondrous Provision Stories168
Pt. IIIEarly Jewish Stories of Prophets' Signs181
9Signs of Destruction Attributed to Biblical Prophets183
10Signs of Destruction Attributed to Contemporary Prophets200
11Signs of Deliverance Attributed to Biblical Prophets224
12Signs of Deliverance Attributed to Contemporary Prophets240
13Telling Early Jewish Stories of Prophets' Signs267
Pt. IVEarly Jewish Stories of Martyrdom and Vindication279
14Martyrdom and Vindication Stories of Biblical Figures281
15Martyrdom and Vindication Stories of Maccabean and Hasmonean Period Figures304
16Martyrdom and Vindication Stories of First Century C.E. Figures330
17Martyrdom and Vindication Stories of Early Second Century C.E. Figures360
18Telling Early Jewish Martyrdom and Vindication Stories374
Conclusion: Holiness Enacted in Early Jewish Storytelling381
Indexes397

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