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The stranger in ancient and mediaeval Jewish tradition : papers read at the first meeting of the JBSCE, Piliscsaba, 2009 / edited by Géza G. Xeravits and Jan Dušek.

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Subject: Bible. Old Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > Congresses.
Dead Sea scrolls > Congresses.
Strangers in the Bible > Congresses.
Strangers in rabbinical literature > Congresses.
Rabbinical literature > History and criticism > Congresses.
Jewish philosophy > Congresses.
Philosophy, Medieval > Congresses.
Genre: Kongress.
Philiscsaba (2009)

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  • ISBN: 9783110222043
  • ISBN: 3110222043
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 251 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Berlin ; De Gruyter, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Wem und wozu gehörte Atarot? / Miklós Kőszeghy -- "Stranger to one another" : the motif of strangeness in the Jephthah-Cycle / Dolores Kamrada -- Some reflections on the foreigner in the dedicatory prayer of Solomon / David Benka -- Identität wahren : Integration fördern : Überlegungen auf dem Boden des Alten Testaments / Bernhard Klinger -- Der Fremde bei Ben Sira : Die Spannungen zwischen der spätalttestamentlichen und hellenistischen Weltauffassung / Friedrich V. Reiterer -- "Stranger in a strange land" : Tobiah's journey / Géza G. Xeravits -- Le rapport au monde étranger à l'époque hellénistique et ses changements dans le livre de Judith et dans les inscriptions historiques des Psaumes / Zsolt Cziglányi -- Die Beziehung der Makkabäer zu fremden Nationen : die Bündnisse mit Rom und Sparta -- "Ein Bethaus : für alle Völker?" Tempel, Völker und das prophetische Heilsuniversalismus im ersten Makkabäerbuch / Zoltán Kustár -- Women as strangers in Ancient Judaism : the harlot in 4Q184 / Ida Fröhlich -- "Strange prophet behind the scenes" : Balaam's anonym prophecies as key texts of the messianic ideas and biblical interpretation of the Qumran community / József Zsengellér -- The use of rhetoric in the creation of a "rabbinic" identity in the discourse of rabbinic literature / Eszter K. Füzessy -- Identification with woman? The Hannah figure in the Babylonian Talmud / Susanne Plietzsch -- Jews and Romans as friends and foes according to Sefer Josippon / Dagmar Börner-Klein.
Summary: This volume presents selected papers read at the first meeting of the Society for Jewish and Biblical Studies in Central Europe, in Piliscsaba, Hungary, 1-2 February, 2009. The papers investigate various aspects of the concept "Stranger" in Jewish tradition, from the Hebrew Bible to Mediaeval Jewish thought. The bulk of the material focuses on the Early Jewish literature, which mirrors an intensive interaction with the Hellenistic system of thought, and the development of concurring Jewish interpretations of traditional values and of identity.
Language Note: Papers in English, French and German.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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