On shavuot, jews around the world read the book of ruth, which tells the story of how the heroine - a moabite woman - married her way into judaism later rabbis adopted the story as a model of how a jew may marry a non-jew according to the story, after ruth's jewish husband died, her mother-in-law. Her other scholarly monographs are between the babylonian and palestinian talmuds (recipient of the 1997 salo baron prize for a first book in jewish thought and literature) and gentile impurities and jewish identities: intermarriage and conversion from the bible to the talmud (a 2003 national jewish book award finalist). Biblica bibor biblica et orientalia bioscs bulletin of the international organization for septuagint and cognate studies bis biblical interpretation series bjs brown judaic studies 50 christine e hayes, gentile impurities and jewish identities: intermarriage and conversion from the bible to the talmud (oxford:. Began with the purity system in leviticus perhaps this was a strange place to begin my life's passion — exploring genital discharges, corpse contamination and leprosy however, the study of biblical purity laws yielded for me a profound appreciation for the beauty and wisdom of our tradition as a young feminist college. Christine hayes, yale university, department of religious studies and program in judaic studies, faculty member studies the cambridge companion to judaism and law, christine hayes (ed) gentile impurities and jewish identities: intermarriage and conversion from the bible to the talmudmore. Comparative studies alone, however, cannot account for the multiple layers of tradition that often make up old testament references to violence may indicate they identified the lord as a chariot god (ps 68:4) and thus understood warfare as a principle activity of god in the effort to cleanse the land of religious impurity.
Introduction to the bible yale university press, 2012 the emergence of judaism : classical traditions in contemporary perspective fortress press, 2010 gentile impurities and jewish identities: intermarriage and conversion from the bible to the talmud, oxford university press, 2002 finalist, 2003. In fact, in the torah the prohibition is generally against intermarrying with the canaanites, who ethnically are the most similar people to the israelites in the 1this article represents the culmination of my study on interracial marriage over the past dozen years i have written previously on related subjects in: “the cushites: a. As biblical literature moves toward a heightened focus on moral impurity as opposed to ritual impurity, an increasingly negative literary representation of women begins to emerge in approaching this dissertation, i have drawn from two bodies of literature: the study of impurity in the hebrew bible and. Interfaith marriage in judaism was historically looked upon with very strong disfavour by jewish leaders, and it remains a controversial issue amongst them today in the talmud, interfaith marriage is completely prohibited, although the definition of interfaith is not so simply expressed a 2013 survey conducted in the united.
Gentile impurities and jewish identities: intermarriage and conversion from the bible to the talmud [christine e hayes] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in ancient jewish culture the ideas of purity and impurity defined the socio-cultural boundaries between jews and gentiles hayes argues that. Arguably the most influential moments in the entire history of tobit studies were the acquisition of the qumran cave four aramaic and hebrew tobit fragments in cohen, s 1983 'from the bible to the talmud: the prohibition of intermarriage', har 7: 23-39 google scholar, crossref collins, jj 2005 'the judaism of the.
Discover librarian-selected research resources on interfaith marriage from the questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Her first book, entitled between the babylonian and palestinian talmuds (oxford university press, 1997) was honored with a salo baron prize from the american academy for jewish research (1999) her second book, gentile impurities and jewish identities: intermarriage and conversion from the bible to the talmud. The present study seeks to examine the abolition of intermarriage according to ezra 10 by asking the question 1 with “canonical” we refer in this study to the masoretic text of the hebrew bible which serves as canonical scriptures for as intermarriage and divorce, israel's holy seed, and purity identity starting with a.
Rape culture discourse and female impurity: genesis 34 as a case study by jessica keady on although there are no biblical hebrew words for “rape” or “ rape culture”—as we understand these terms today—this does not mean that sexual violence is absent from the biblical text on the contrary, many. Bar-ilan university 's parashat hashavua study center parashat ki-tetze 5768/ september 20, 2008 lectures on the weekly torah reading by the faculty of bar- ilan university in ramat gan , israel a project of the faculty of jewish studies, paul and helene shulman basic jewish studies center, and the office of the. Intermarriage” in har 7 (1983) [=r ahroni (ed), biblical and other studies in honor of robert gordis), 23–39 (23) c hayes, gentile impurities and jewish identities (oxford: oxford university press, 2002), 24–26 37 there are indications in the pentateuch that gentiles can shed their idolatry and its moral impurity and. Therefore, marriages between converts to judaism and born jews are not treated here widespread communal concern with intermarriage followed the publication of erich rosenthal's studies of jewish intermarriage in the united states in the 1963 american jewish year book and a cover story on the vanishing.
Temple judaism as if the historical jesus and the earliest traditions about him were not part of that religious portance of applying such a perspective to the study of the new testament texts for his own approach, see hayes, c e gentile impurities and jewish identities: intermarriage and conversion from the bible to. In ancient jewish culture the ideas of purity and impurity defined the socio- cultural boundaries between jews and gentiles hayes argues that different views of the possibility of gentile impurities and jewish identities intermarriage and conversion from the bible to the talmud christine e hayes cover.
And i think the point there, the implication in the context of these proud greeks who boasted of their ethnic purity over against the barbarians, was that those barbarians out there are family that was paul's way of expressing the old testament concern about intermarriage with pagan nations by the jews. These diverse views of the permeability of the jewish–gentile boundary through intermarriage or conversion, deriving in turn from diverse conceptions of gentile impurity and jewish identity, contributed to the rise of sectarianism in second temple judaism, and to the separation of the early church from what would later. Formerly journal for the study of the old testament supplement series editors claudia v camp farb: “sexual relations and purity in the temple scroll and the book of jubilees,” dsd 6 (1999): 11–36 (11) hayes, gentile impurities and jewish identities: intermarriage and conversion from the bible to the talmud.
I am interested in the relevance of wife-taking traditions throughout the hebrew bible to the social tensions over identity formation and ethnicity construction among the jews who processed these traditions (intermarriage and impurity in ancient jewish sources, harvard theological review 92/1 [january 1999]: 3- 34. Manuscript, this study analyses the wordings of lamentations 1:8 in 4qlam and the moral impurity introduction since the discovery of the first dead sea scrolls in 1947 more than 200 manuscripts of the writings included in the hebrew bible have intermarriage and impurity in ancient jewish sources, htr 92(1): 3-36. The prohibition of intermarriage first published as: from the bible to the talmud: the prohibition of intermarriage, hebrew annual review 7 (1983) 23-39 christine elizabeth hayes, gentile impurities and jewish identities: intermarriage and conversion from the bible to the talmud oxford: oxford university press, 2002. Jewish studies review 20, no 2 (1995): 285-312, klawans impurity and sin in ancient judaism (new york: oxford university press, 2000), christine e hayes, gentile impurities and jewish identities: intermarriage and conversion from the bible to the talmud (new york: oxford university press, 2002), and saul m olyan,.