This is to say, by applying the standard scholarly and research norms of rabbinic literature to the field of Egyptology, and, similarly, the standard academic approaches of Egyptology to the study of early rabbinism
, she realizes insights and results that are anything but standard and normal for both.
As noted above, the treatment of premodern Judaism is relatively brief; although Scripture, Second Temple history, early rabbinism
, and medieval history are well covered, the omission of any dedicated discussion of the medieval Jewish philosophical tradition is a questionable editorial choice.
Daftly subtitled "Confronting Jewish Self-Hatred" (next week: Macbeth: Confronting Regicide), it comes freeze-dried with its own scholarly responses--a series of appended essays, including one by a professor of rabbinism
Post-exilic Judaism" had to be separated from "biblical Israel" so as to achieve a direct linkage of nascent Christianity with the prophetic era, across the abyss of hyper-nomistic rabbinism
, which emerged and began to consolidate in the "Intertestamental Period.
Odeberg's claim that the contrast between Rabbinism
and Paulinism culminated in the question of the freedom of the will.
The issue of Hengel's presence should be explained as follows: He is one of two scholars who contributed immensely to our knowledge about the influence of the Hellenistic culture on Judaism and the importance of this for our understanding of early Judaism, Rabbinism
, the New Testament, and early Christianity.
The parting does not really occur until the triumph of rabbinism
, which did not take place until the third century.
What he describes as Zadokite Judaism, therefore, provides the roots for what will eventually emerge as Rabbinism
through the mediation of Pharisaism, while the earliest "roots" of Christianity are to be traced to Enochic Judaism, with more immediate "origins" in the non-Qumran wing of the Essene movement (p.
There are multiple modes of destabilization: Yiddish interrupting Hebrew, Hasidism interrupting rabbinism
, women interrupting the masculinism of Jewish culture, and gays interrupting Israeli heterosexism.
What care I,' I said, 'for the Platonisms of John or the Rabbinisms