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Author: Tal Ilan

that should not be taken literally. In other words, it is only after a second absurd folk saying that the rabbis of the Talmud are willing to cast doubt on their real-life veracity. The text ends with a typical rabbinic harmonizing expression which does not dismiss the folk sayings out of hand, but

In: Parables in Changing Contexts
Author: Tamar Kadari

min ha’adama [ עפר מן האדמה , ‘from the dust of the earth’]. He blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.” The earth from which the first man was created now receives, in return, the first dead body. 11 But this is not a natural death. The cry of the oppressed comes

In: Parables in Changing Contexts

of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living. 9 While Marx is referring to the election of Louis Bonaparte in France in 1848, my reasons for drawing on this quote are connected to the present. The cultural confidence of liberalism, most succinctly expressed in

In: Apostles of Revolution? Marxism and Biblical Studies

grounded in daily life and do not necessarily pretend to a universal narrative. However, they have been artfully employed by De Anda (2007) in order to convey the complexities and contradictions of communities living in the USA-Mexico borderlands region. For instance, one of her recent works (2018) uses a

In: Latina/o/x Studies and Biblical Studies

-Roman writers accused their opponents of other things that showed lack of self-control, such as excess in food, drink, or concern for one’s appearance. Studying ancient speeches of blame, Jennifer Knust notes that the ancient Greco-Roman writers also accused each other of having to work for a living, hating one

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In: Jesus and Other Men

of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living. 9 While Marx is referring to the election of Louis Bonaparte in France in 1848, my reasons for drawing on this quote are connected to the present. The cultural confidence of liberalism, most succinctly expressed in

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Biblical Interpretation

referred to them as “little stories,” in part because such stories are grounded in daily life and do not necessarily pretend to a universal narrative. However, they have been artfully employed by De Anda (2007) in order to convey the complexities and contradictions of communities living in the USA

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Biblical Interpretation

say that rhetoric is limited to the linguistic. Persuasion exceeds and sometimes flouts language; just think of how easily we are swayed by a smell or taste that evokes some memory or feeling, or how powerfully motivated we are by emotions, sensations, and desires we cannot always articulate. In the

In: Influence: On Rhetoric and Biblical Interpretation

say that rhetoric is limited to the linguistic. Persuasion exceeds and sometimes flouts language; just think of how easily we are swayed by a smell or taste that evokes some memory or feeling, or how powerfully motivated we are by emotions, sensations, and desires we cannot always articulate. In the

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Biblical Interpretation
Author: Ulrich Mauser

family united in one God. The conviction that the God 102 of Israel is also the real, albeit largely unknown, God of all human life is, of course, no novelty in Jewish thought. A broad wave of prophetic hope in the Old Testament is anticipating a future in which every nation on earth will eventually

In: Horizons in Biblical Theology