Jewish Experiences with Water in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt
of Religion 9.2 (1997): 111–26. 37 Horden and Purcell, The Corrupting Sea , 45. 38 Veronica Strang, The Meaning of Water (Oxford: Berg, 2004), 5: “Human-environmental relations are also subject to ecological constraints and physiological and biological needs. As the substance that is literally
ideas presented here are twofold; Osiris as the god of the dead (and the afterlife) was linked to water in the sense of purification and preparation of the deceased for the afterlife. For more on this subject, see Centrone, “This is the Form,” 357; J. Gwyn Griffiths, The Origins of Osiris and his Cult
violence might better be heralded as a fundamental qualifier of their femininity. In short, biblical scholars need to pay more attention to violent women characters as feminist subjects. Further, they need to consider violence as a means of enabling women rather than the disabling that has occurred through
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subject of much scholarly discussion; however, he distinguishes his work by noting that the approaches taken by scholars before him have yet to provide a single and comprehensive description of the Lukan hermeneutic. Smith argues that considering how Luke’s early readers analyzed texts can help us with
focus on the internal dynamics of Judges as they relate to “the subject of otherness” (p. xi) and the organizational architecture of Judges. Spatial, ethnic, gender, or linguistic forms of otherness, as Baker finds them in the stories of the various judges – such as Othniel, Ehud, Deborah, Gideon
that may ignore the ambiguous and nuanced complexities of a subject’s experience and expression. 62 Despite the lack of alignment in our different critical contexts, Quashie’s discussion of a beautiful short 1953 novel by the poet Gwendolyn Brooks has significantly informed my reading of these moments
what, later on, Paul will call “his thorn in the flesh” and I my volume I connect it with the Pasolinian hapax , the invented word Teta Veleta , to express the “pangs of sexual love”: 40 Teta Veleta represents the fusion of the homosexual body and poetic creation, and it thus describes the subject’s
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in the formulation about how the law might be enforced, yet at the same time, there is no indication that there are circumstances in which the law could ever be subject to modification or suspension. Instead of focusing on Sabbath rest for working animals, slaves, and resident aliens (Exod. 23