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Author: Samuel L. Boyd

picture of destruction that incorporates rich and poor (6:11) and that includes cultic devastation in 3:14, which would also effect the non-elites. While not as likely as “great houses,” a translation of בתים רבים as “many houses,” supported by the versions, would democratize the destruction of homes in

In: Journal of Ancient Judaism
Essays on the Deuteronomistic History, Chronicles, and Ezra-Nehemiah
Shortly before his untimely death Gary Knoppers prepared a number of articles on the historical books in the Hebrew Bible for this volume. Many had not previously been published and the others were heavily revised. They combine a fine attention to historical method with sensitivity for literary-critical analysis, constructive use of classical as well as other sources for comparative evidence, and wide-ranging attention to economic, social, religious, and political circumstances relating in particular to the Persian and early Hellenistic periods. Knoppers advances many new suggestions about significant themes in these texts, about how they relate one to another, and about the light they shed on the various communities’ self-consciousness at a time when new religious identities were being forged.
Author: Carey C. Newman

named by the name of this risen Jesus. Paul democratizes divine glory upon all who give their allegiance to the one true god through Jesus. Paul employs a range of sociomorphic metaphors to portray salvation by change in social relations—master/slave, father/son, judge/accused, friend/enemy. 79 Paul

In: Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity

as the feather, the deceased joined Osiris; if not, it was consumed by the goddess Amenet/Ammut. Although initially a privilege of kings, posthumous life was subsequently democratized to include all Egyptians, though scholars differ over whether the shift occurred during the Middle or New Kingdom

In: The Tree of Life

, “The Democratization of Kingship in Wisdom of Solomon,” in The Idea of Biblical Interpretation: Essays in Honor of James L. Kugel , ed. Hindy Najman and Judith H. Newman [Leiden: Brill, 2004], 309–28). 57 Translations of the Wisdom of Solomon, unless otherwise noted, are taken from NETS. 58 Several

In: Waters of the Exodus
Author: Jonathan Vroom

traditionally based on genealogy, and his role as scribe, which is based on merit. See Martha Himmelfarb, “‘A Kingdom of Priests’: The Democratization of the Priesthood in the Literature of Second Temple Judaism,” Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 6 (1997):102–03. 65 See Fishbane, Biblical

In: The Authority of Law in the Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism
Author: Jane Schaberg

been democratized and de- militarized ; no expectation is expressed for an individual messiah. IT The allusions to Daniel are more subtle and free, but the theory that they are present is supported, in my opinion, by striking Midrash (Staten Island, N.Y.: Alba House, 1967) 125-7; G. W. E. NICKELSBURG

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

universalization and democratization of the values of the priesthood.” 48 Like the Honi story, our story de-emphasizes the cultic role of the high priest. The high priest’s ultimate contribution to the temple is his specular presence there, not his sacrificial activities. Nevertheless, Ben Sira does not eliminate

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

. 18 Paul’s insistence on a Christocentric transformation reflected another difference, perhaps the most profound, when it comes to early Christian mysticism. The mystical praxis is not the purview of a few specially trained adept men. Mysticism is democratized, including its extension to

In: Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism