Daily Archives: October 23, 2008

Women and Cultic Purity

Source: Judith Romney Wegner, Chattel or Person? The Status of Women in the Mishnah (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988) 4. “The stress on cultic purity extended to every detail of daily life; the sages aimed to preserve not only … Continue reading

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Fishbane’s Chronology of Sources

This may be a two-parter. Remember that I’m looking at Michael Fishbane’s Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel (New York: Oxford, 1988). I looked at my notes today, and Fishbane seems to rely on a specific chronology in terms of the … Continue reading

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