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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

. Moreover, the life of Judas fits into the context of the local version of folk (quasi)-history. He has become a sacred and, interestingly enough, historical character, whose participation in significant events of the past further raises his status. Modern living conditions of society have changed the

In: Scrinium

insofar as their rebellious attitudes do not imply radical rejections of the whole system but rather lay claim to corrections within it. Metaphysical rebellion is rather “a claim, motivated by the concept of a complete unity, against the suffering of life and death , and a protest against the human

In: Gnosis: Journal of Gnostic Studies

soul as a subpart of the martyrs which is meant here, making a reference to their living on more natural than that of their coming to life. The supposed parallels pointed to by premillennialists in an effort to discount the fact that the genitive τῶν πεπελεκισµένων in 20:4 rules out a synecdoche

In: Novum Testamentum
Author: J. Andrew Doole

Vergil ( Aen . 4.653), but without reference to the original contexts he suggests that the words of Dido are available for use by anyone ( quisquis ) as a means to improve one’s outlook on life. 20 His formulation is also different, with a FPP “let us” followed by words to quote in the FPS ing (i

In: Novum Testamentum

], New Revised Standard Version [ NRSV ], New English Translation [ NET ]) or the imperatival ‘Look!’ (so Common English Bible [ CEB ], New American Standard Bible [ NASB ], New International Version [ NIV ], New Living Translation [ NLT ]). 55 Both are understandable translations. A contrastive element

In: Aramaic Studies
Author: Michael Pope

, involuntary, non-vitiating affective states. 3 Incidence of προπάθειαι thus allows students and sages alike to accommodate temporarily but not assent finally to the various stimuli intrinsic to ordinary living. 4 The Stoic can be shoved, stumble forward, and finally recover his balance, to use a physical

In: Novum Testamentum