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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

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

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: Brill Research Perspectives in Biblical Interpretation

-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

In: Jesus and Other Men

inherent order into one’s self. In this way, care of oneself is an activity, not a preoccupation, but a set of occupations over time. 19 It is not “just a brief preparation for life; it is a form of life,” and Foucault describes care of oneself as “the establishment of a complete, perfect, and adequate

In: Horizons in Biblical Theology

Canada to avoid arrest but was later apprehended; in 2011 he was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years on two felony sexual assault charges. During his trial, Warren Jeffs waived his right to have a lawyer and then later fired his entire defense team. He submitted only two items as evidence: the Book

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Biblical Interpretation

society derives in part from its ties to empire, even when its function as a sacred text serving confessional purposes is taken into account. Empire’s ability to mutate into different forms makes it as much an ongoing feature of modern life as it was in the ancient world. Although modern expressions of

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Biblical Interpretation