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entrance and exit to the world: “… there is for all mankind one entrance into life, and an equal departure” (µία δὲ πάντων εἴσοδος εἰς τὸν βίον ἔξοδός τε ἴση, 7:6). Ben Sira utilizes σὰρξ in a similar manner, “ All living beings become old like a garment (πᾶσα σὰρξ 20 [ כל הבשר , A 6r:6] ὡς ἱµάτιον

In: On Human Nature in Early Judaism

difference between humanity and cattle, Untersuchungen zur Eigenart des Buches Qohelet , BZAW 183 (New York and Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1989), 248-9. Eunny P. Lee sees the description here in Qohelet as a motivator for humanity to embrace life even more, The Vitality of Enjoyment in Qohelet

In: On Human Nature in Early Judaism

. The strength of this book is that B. makes a very convincing case for his thesis that throughout Bickerman’s academic life there was a continuous interplay between his experience of living as a Jew in exile (Russia always remained his fatherland, even though he had to escape from it after the

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
Author: Bruce J. Malina

living of peasants (chap. 3); the peasant household and village-various 256 social unites of peasant sub-society (chap. 4); and the social structure of Palestine in the Herodian period-a broad social overview of the struc- tures of Palestinian life (chap. 5). This is an excellent book. Its chief

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
Author: A. Hilhorst

254 d'une vraie concordance dans le sens traditionnel du terme. Ce qui oblige à se poser la question de la finalité du volume pr6sent. Selon la "Preface" le livre "is primarily designed for specialists who focus their research on the Dead Sea Scrolls". Il est certain que ce petit groupe de sp6

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

of Hellenistic Greek and Roman didactic poetry have paid particular attention to the inner workings of the didactic tradition. This trend is in part motivated by a desire to isolate and delineate a distinctive didactic mode and to explore the tension between an intertextual approach (which has it

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
Author: Cousland

His twice-repeated query “ who did this?” (6:25-6) suggests that he acts as judge against himself. 35 The idea of the register ( apographê 4:14; 7:22) has some a Y nities with the book of life; cf. Jub 30:21-23. 36 Tcherikover, “Historical Source,” 23. reversal , recidivism and reward in 3 MACCABEES

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
Author: Hannah Hashkes

specific conceptualization of God. This conceptualization admits both God’s inaccessibility to human reason and the seemingly contradictory stance that God is interested in worldly matters and human life. 4 Well aware of the paradoxical nature of this duality, 5 the rabbis created a system of reasoning

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
Author: Paul Heger

the life-procreating semen. The seven Canaanite peoples, living in the land promised by God to Israel, represented an exception to the rule: intermarriage with them, both men and women, was specifically prohibited in Deut 7:2b-4. Ezra and Nehemiah’s ordinances prohibiting marriage with all Gentile

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism
Author: Jack T. Sanders

actually cite the Torah. 124 ben Sira says, however, lacks the biblical warrant of a long life in the land (Exod 20:12; Deut 5:16). We then note the traditional sapiential orientation of w. 7-9: "Whoever fears the Lord honors his father, and serves his parents as masters. In word and deed honor your

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism