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Where We Stand: The Special Problem of the Synagogue (Handbook of Oriental Studies/Handbuch Der Orientalistik)
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Binding: Hardcover, 196 pages
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Weight: 113
Dimension: H: 0.73 x L: 9.78 x W: 6.48 inches
ISBN:9789004120006

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What, in Judaism a religion so concerned with social norms and public policy can we possibly mean by 'law'? That is the perspective with which this work commences. It proceeds with two chapters on Second Temple Judaism, and two on the special subject of the Dead Sea library. Learning withers when criticism is substituted by political consensus, and when other than broadly accepted viewpoints find a hearing only with difficulty, if at all. The editors, therefore, invited colleagues from the USA, Europe, and Israel to systematically outline their views in one account and set it alongside contrary ones. The several participants explain how, in broad and sweeping terms, they see the state of learning in their areas of special interest. The volume provides first an overview, followed by a systematic, critical account of the fading consensus. In a number of accounts, the different perspectives are presented in scholarly debate. Because of the willingness of contending parties to meet one another in a single frame of discourse, the work is able to portray the presently contending viewpoints concerning the use of Rabbinical literature for historical purposes. Besides this sustained and vigorous debate, precipitated by historical critical reading of the Rabbinical literature, other issues have attracted attention, such as, for example, feminist interests.


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