Tales of the Neighborhood: Jewish Narrative Dialogues in Late Antiquity / Edition 1

Tales of the Neighborhood: Jewish Narrative Dialogues in Late Antiquity / Edition 1

by Galit Hasan-Rokem
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520234537

ISBN-13: 9780520234536

Pub. Date: 02/06/2003

Publisher: University of California Press

In this lively and intellectually engaging book, Galit Hasan-Rokem shows that religion is shaped not only in the halls of theological disputation and institutions of divine study, but also in ordinary events of everyday life. Common aspects of human relations offer a major source for the symbols of religious texts and rituals of late antique Judaism as well as its

Overview

In this lively and intellectually engaging book, Galit Hasan-Rokem shows that religion is shaped not only in the halls of theological disputation and institutions of divine study, but also in ordinary events of everyday life. Common aspects of human relations offer a major source for the symbols of religious texts and rituals of late antique Judaism as well as its partner in narrative dialogues, early Christianity, Hasan-Rokem argues. Focusing on the "neighborhood" of the Galilee that is the birthplace of many major religious and cultural developments, this book brings to life the riddles, parables, and folktales passed down in Rabbinic stories from the first half of the first millennium of the Common Era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520234536
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/06/2003
Series:
Taubman Lectures in Jewish Studies Series, #4
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Erecting the Fence: Texts, Contexts, Theories, and Strategies
2. Peeping through a Hole: Comparing and Borrowing
3. Building the Gate, or Neighbors Make Good Fences
4. The Evasive Center: Hadrian, the Old Man, the Neighbor, and the Rabbinic Rhetoric of the Empire
5. Between Us: A Conclusion

Notes

Index

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