Search for dissertations about: "Rabbinic literature"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the words Rabbinic literature.

  1. 1. The Message of a Mitsvah: The Mezuzah in Rabbinic Literature

    University dissertation from Arken

    Author : Eva-Maria Jansson; [1999]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Non-Christian religions; Rabbinic literature; addition; notion; mezuzah; mitsvah; Världsreligioner ej kristendom ;

    Abstract : The present study deals with different aspects of the mitsvat mezuzah in Rabbinic literature from the first to the sixteenth centuries, with some emphasis on the medieval sources. Through a charting of statements regarding the mezuzah as an object, and the mitsvat mezuzah and its fulfilment, an overview is given of the development of the mezuzah and the perception of it. READ MORE

  2. 2. Portrait of a Villain: Laban the Aramean in Rabbinic Literature

    University dissertation from Peeters Publishers

    Author : Karin Zetterholm; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Världsreligioner ej kristendom ; Bibelvetenskap; Bible; Jacob; literary theory; deceiver; Aramean; Laban; narrative analysis; narrative expansion; targum; midrash; ideology; intertextuality; interpretation; hermeneutics; literature criticism; General and comparative literature; Non-Christian religions; Allmän och jämförande litteratur; litteraturkritik; litteraturteori;

    Abstract : This study attempts to answer the question of why Laban the Aramean, a rather harmless character as presented in the biblical text, is generally portrayed in rabbinic literature as a major enemy of Jacob and Israel. It is argued that the portrait of Laban as a villain developed as a result of rabbinic hermeneutics, and that the characteristics which are attributed to him in rabbinic literature were not arbitrarily chosen due to a particular interest in his person or a wish to endow him with a certain set of negative characteristics, but rather derive from interaction between the rabbis and the biblical text in a process where the rabbis filled in the gaps that they perceived in the biblical text and explained inconsistencies with material provided by the Bible itself and by material taken from their ideological code. READ MORE

  3. 3. Portrait of a villain : Laban the Aramean in rabbinic literature

    University dissertation from Leuven : Peeters Publishers

    Author : Karin Zetterholm; Yair Zakovitch; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religionsvetenskap; Study of Religions;

    Abstract : Syftet med denna studie är att försöka förklara varför araméen Laban, vilken i Bibeln (Genesis) framstår som en ganska harmlös bifigur, i rabbinsk litteratur i allmänhet betraktas som en av Jakobs och därmed Israels stora fiender. Avhandlingen hävdar att bilden av Laban som en skurk utvecklats som ett resultat av rabbinsk hermeneutik och att de egenskaper som tillskrivs honom i rabbinsk litteratur inte valts p. READ MORE

  4. 4. Reading the Dream Text: A Nexus between Dreams and Texts in the Rabbinic Literature of Late Antiquity

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Erik Alvstad; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2010]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; dreams; rabbinic Judaism; Late Antiquity; Babylonian Talmud; Palestinian Talmud; Midrash; Talmudic Dreambook Bavli Berakhot 55a-57b ; text-centred community; oneiric discourse; dream-text nexus; dream interpretation; dream narrative; oneiric reading; catalogue of dream omina; dream ritual; dream prayer;

    Abstract : This study deals with conceptions and practices related to dreams in early rabbinic Judaism. One aspect of the Jewish dream culture in particular is considered, viz. the tendency evinced in the rabbinic literature of Late Antiquity to associate dreams and texts with each other. READ MORE

  5. 5. Mark and Mission : Mk 7:1-23 in its Narrative and Historical Contexts

    University dissertation from Almqvist & Wiksell International

    Author : Jesper Svartvik; [2000]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Jewish-Christian relations; missiology; church fathers; Gospel of Thomas; purity; food; anti-Judaism; third quest; narrative criticism; Judaism; Gospel of Mark; Jesus; Bible; New Testament; rabbinic literature; evil speech; Bibelvetenskap;

    Abstract : Few passages in the New Testament Gospels can compete with Mk 7:1-23 when it comes to the history of influence in biblical scholarship. Generations of scholars have turned to this pericope in order to find the message of the historical Jesus, the theology of early Christianity or even the essence of Christianity. READ MORE