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This article investigates the influence of Andalusī Sufism in the writings of Persian Sufi scholar Sayyid Ḥaydar Āmulī. It explores Āmulī’s major enterprise to unify Shiʿism and Sufism, which drew upon the conceptual frameworks articulated in Ibn al-ʿArabī’s teachings on the Perfect Human. Āmulī’s Shiʿi-Sufi synthesis is rooted in the concept of wilāya, the unifying element in the Shiʿi doctrine of the Imamate and Ibn al-ʿArabī’s theory of the Perfect Human. Finally, the article translates and analyses the key section on wilāya in Āmulī’s seminal work, Jāmiʿ al-asrār wa manbaʿ al-anwār (The Compendium of Mysteries and Source of Lights).

In: Intellectual History of the Islamicate World

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This essay explores the rationale behind the different interpretations of the servant of the Lord in Targum Jonathan Isaiah. In order to facilitate understanding of this material, I survey the use of the designation “servant(s) of the Lord” in the Hebrew Bible and then discuss the rationale behind the use of singulars and plurals in the Targum’s translation of Isaiah 40–55. After this, I analyze the relevant passages within the Targum, suggesting that the scribes interpret the figure of the servant to have four different referents: the nation of Israel, the righteous, the prophets, and the messiah. Throughout this analysis, I attend to the features of the text that appear to have influenced the scribes to identify the servant in these ways. I conclude by reviewing the most important factors contributing to these decisions and then highlighting the coherence between my observations and some recent works on the scribes’ hermeneutical orientation.

In: Journal of Ancient Judaism
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This paper investigates the degree to which Antiochus III’s treatment of Jerusalem conforms to a common Seleucid model. It develops this through a comparison with the same king’s treatment of Sardis in 213 BCE. It then attempts to identify a local cultural script deployed by the Seleucid court in its conquest of Judea. The paper concludes by raising some broader methodological questions.

In: Journal of Ancient Judaism
In: Journal of Ancient Judaism
In: Women Writers’ Philosophy of Love in German Romanticism
In: Women Writers’ Philosophy of Love in German Romanticism
In: Women Writers’ Philosophy of Love in German Romanticism
In: Women Writers’ Philosophy of Love in German Romanticism
In: Women Writers’ Philosophy of Love in German Romanticism
In: Women Writers’ Philosophy of Love in German Romanticism