The "Other" in Second Temple Judaism: Essays in Honor of John J. Collins

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  • Copyright: 2011-01-15
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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Table of Contents

Contributorsp. ix
Cursus Vitaep. xii
Doctoral Dissertations Directedp. xiv
A Select Bibliography of the Publications of 1973-2010p. xiv
Abbreviations and Symbolsp. xxxiii
˘Showing the Wisdom of What He Has Learned÷: The Scholarly Contributions of John J. Collinsp. 3
The Hebrew Bible and its Reception
Israel's Election and the Other in Biblical, Second Temple, and Rabbinic Thoughtp. 17
God's Other: The Intractable Problem of the Gentile King in Judean and Early Jewish Literaturep. 31
The Original Sin of the Canaanitesp. 49
Defining and Controlling Others Within: Hair, Identity, and the Nazirite Vow in a Second Temple Contextp. 67
Otherworldly Music and the Other Sexp. 86
How Good Was Ruth's Hebrew? Ethnic and Linguistic Otherness in the Book of Ruthp. 101
The Other in Haggai and Zechariah 1-8p. 116
When the King Is the Other: Nebuchadnezzar's Hibernian Cousinp. 132
Elusive Wisdom and the Other Nations in Baruchp. 145
The Lady Vanishes: Wisdom in Ben Sira and Danielp. 160
˘The Foolish Nation That Dwells in Shechem÷: Ben Sira on Shechem and the Other Peoples in Palestinep. 173
Poverty and Otherness in Second Temple Instructionsp. 189
Transcending Death: The Reasoning of the ˘Others÷ and Afterlife Hopes in Wisdom 1-6p. 204
The Apocalyptic Otherp. 221
Apocalypticism as the Rejected Other: Wisdom and Apocalypticism in Early Judaism and Early Christianityp. 247
The We and the Other in the Worldview of 1 Enoch, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Other Early Jewish Textsp. 262
Monsters and the Crippled Cosmos: Construction of the Other in Fourth Ezrap. 279
Idolatry and Alterity: Israel and the Nations in the Apocalypse of Abrahamp. 302
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Religious Epistemology and the History of the Dead Sea Scrolls Communityp. 333
The Wicked Priest Revisitedp. 350
Poetry of the Heavenly Other: Angelic Praise in the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrificep. 368
˘At the Crossroads÷: Anti-Samaritan Polemic in a Qumran Text about Josephp. 381
Jews Among Greeks and Romans
Romans, Jews, and Christians on the Names of the Jewsp. 391
Jews and Greeks as Philosophers: A Challenge to Othernessp. 402
The Persecution of Judeans by Antiochus IV: The Significance of ˘Ancestral Laws÷p. 423
Constructing Jewish Identity in Ptolemaic Egypt: The Case of Artapanusp. 434
Dispelling an Illusion of Otherness? Judicial Practice in the Heracleopolis Papyrip. 457
Index of Authorsp. 471
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Textsp. 480
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