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A Most Reliable Witness: Essays in Honor of Ross Shepard Kraemer

edited by Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Nathaniel DesRosiers, Shira L. Lander, Jacqueline Z. Pastis, and Daniel Ullucci
Format
Book
Published
Providence, RI : Brown University, [2015]
Language
English
Series
Brown Judaic Studies
ISBN
9781930675940, 1930675941, 9781930675964, 1930675968
Contents
I. Jews and Christians in the Greco-Roman world. Jesus' baptism by John in the context of first-century Judaism ; Converts, resisters, and evangelists: Jews in the Acts of Philip V-VII ; Thecla and the governor: who clothes whom? ; If it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck ... : on not giving up the godfearers ; Who did what to whom? Physical violence between Jews and Christians in late antiquity ; How do the Dead Sea Scrolls help us to think about gender in ancient Judaism? ; The sound of angels' wings in Paradise: religious identity and the aural imagination in the Testament of Adam ; The night Rabbi Aqiba slept with two women ; The social formations of Paul and his Romans: synagogues, churches, and Ockham's Razor ; Fashioning witnesses: "Hebrews" and "Jews" in Early Christian art ; "Entrusted with the oracles of God": the fate of the Judean writings in Flavian Rome ; Cultural creativity in Egyptian Judaism ; II. Women in Judaism and Chrisitanity. Mothers, martyrs, and manly courage: the female martyr in 2 Maccabees, 4 Maccabees, and The acts of Paul and Thecla ; Susanna's choice ; What is her word worth?: oath taking and women in the Mediterranean world ; Optatus's account of Lucilla in Against the Donatists, or, Women are good to undermine with ; Gender and apocalypticism in Suzanne Collins's The hunger games trilogy ; "To The Most Honorable Lady, Theophile" (Luke 1.3; Acts 1.1) ; "This poor widow ..." (Mark 12:43): from donation to diatribe ; Bayit versus Beit Nidrash: Jewish mother as teacher ; In her own words: religious autobiography and agency in Lucia Brocadelli, a woman writer of early modern Italy ; Witnesses from Medieval Mediterranean society: the reliability of Jewish women's narratives from the Cairo Genizah ; Miriam's well: Rabbinic variations on a folk motif, gender views, and contemporary reception ; The shape-shifting bride: reflecting on race and ethnicity in Origen's exegesis of the Song of Songs ; E.T. phone home: exile and gender in postexilic storytelling ; Her share of the cursings: grid and group, gender and demons ; Working women? Professions of Jewish women in the late ancient Levant ; Ungendering Andrea.
Description
xix, 304 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
Brown Judaic studies ; number 358
Brown Judaic studies ; no. 358
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