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The Aroma of Righteousness: Scent and Seduction in Rabbinic Life and Literature

Deborah A. Green
Format
Book
Published
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2011.
Language
English
ISBN
9780271037677 (cloth : alk. paper), 0271037679 (cloth : alk. paper)
Summary
"Studies aroma in Jewish life and literature in Palestine in the late Roman and early Byzantine periods. Uses the history and material culture of perfume and incense as a lens to view daily activities"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Tracking the trail of scent: an introduction
  • The aroma of daily life: aromatics in Roman and rabbinic culture
  • Election and the erotic: biblical portrayals of perfume and incense
  • Spicy ideologies: fragrance and rabbinic beliefs
  • Soothing odors: death, suffering, and sacrifice
  • Ephemerality and fragrance: desire for divine immanence.
Description
xiv, 286 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-270) and indexes.
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