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Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities

Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud
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This unexpected diversity of ancient Jewish views of Gentile impurity is tied to widely differing definitions of Jewish group identity and the access of Gentiles to that identity. Consequently, ancient Jews exhibited widely varying attitudes towards intermarriage and conversion – the two processes by which group boundaries might be penetrated.

In ancient Jewish culture the ideas of purity and impurity defined the socio-cultural boundaries between Jews and Gentiles. Hayes argues that different views of the possibility of conversion, based on varying ideas about Gentile impurity, were the key factor in the formation of Jewish sects in the second temple period, and in the separation of the early Christian Church from.

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Hayes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. $ This well written and thought-provoking book is all about making distinctions explicit where our sources do not. As Hayes notes, to begin with, it is usually thought that ancient Jews considered Gentiles to be impure.

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to its product -- the offspring of those who mixed their seed with that of a Gentile (see esp. Ezra 9. I read Christine Hayes' book, Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud.

In this book, Hayes addresses the question of whether or not the Hebrew Bible and Second Temple and rabbinic literature regard Gentiles and Gentile lands as ritually impure. Overall, her answer appears to be no. Home» Publications» Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud.

Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in ancient Jewish culture the ideas of purity and.

Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities, by Christine E. Hayes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. $ This well written and thought-provoking book is all about making distinctions explicit where our sources do not.

As Hayes notes, to begin with, it is usually thought that ancient Jews considered Gentiles to be impure. The usual implication of the basic. In ancient Jewish culture the ideas of purity and impurity defined the socio-cultural boundaries between Jews and Gentiles.

Hayes argues that different views of the possibility of conversion, based on varying ideas about Gentile impurity, were the key factor in the formation of Jewish sects in the second temple period, and in the separation of the early Christian Church from Price: $ According to the Pentateuch, Gentiles are not subject to the laws of ritual impurity and do not communicate ritual impurity to others (the important and apparently exceptional cases of carcass and corpse impurity are considered at some length).

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However, Gentiles are subject to moral impurity: like Israelites, Gentiles can engage in sinful acts, generating a moral impurity that. Read Book Online Now ?book=Read Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible. Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud Gentile From the Latin gens (literally, “nation”; Hebr.

gôy; Grk. ethnos), “gentile” refers to a non‐Jew or, more broadly, anyone outside the covenant community of Israel. Her first book, entitled Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds (Oxford University Press, ) was honored with a Salo Baron prize for a first book in Jewish thought and literature, awarded by the American Academy for Jewish Research ().

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. - Article in AJS Review 27(02) - November with 6 ReadsAuthor: Joshua Kulp. ChristineHayesBio). Christine!Hayes!is!RobertF.!and!PatriciaR.!Weis!Professor!of!Religious!Studies!in. Classical!Judaica.!Before!joining!the!Yale!faculty!in!,!she File Size: 37KB. Her other scholarly monographs are Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds (recipient of the Salo Baron prize for a first book in Jewish thought and literature) and Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud (a National Jewish Book Award finalist).

I read Christine Hayes' book, Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud. In this book, Hayes addresses the question of whether or not the Hebrew Bible and Second Temple and rabbinic literature regard Gentiles and Gentile lands as ritually impure.

Overall, her answer appears to be : James Pate. Christine Hayes is Robert F. and Patricia Ross Weis Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University. She is the author of Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds, Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities, and The Emergence of lives in.

Christine Hayes is the Robert F. and Patricia Ross Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica at Yale University and one of the foremost American academics focusing on Talmudic and Midrashic studies and Classical Judaica.

Hayes' work seeks to understand the discussions of the Amoraim and the world they lived in. Before her appointment at Yale, she Alma mater: University of California, Berkeley. In this book, Michael Satlow offers the first in-depth synthetic study of Jewish marriage in antiquity, from ca.

B.C.E. to C.E. Placing Jewish marriage in its cultural milieu, Satlow investigates whether there was anything essentially "Jewish" about the institution as it was discussed and practiced.

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Christine Elizabeth Hayes. 14 Nov Hardback. US$ Add to basket. It is most fully articulated in Ezra and writings that follow Ezra’s lead (such as Jubilees, the Temple Scroll, the Testament of Levi, 4QMMT; see on this my Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities, Oxford University Press,pp.

58, ). But more important, Thiessen provides painstaking evidence for the fact that this exclusivistic. Neither was the contraction of ritual impurity for the sake of burial viewed as a sinful act.

On the contrary, Jews highly esteemed those who honored the dead by providing them a proper and immediate burial. Hayes, Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities, 5. Christine Hayes is the Robert F.

and Patricia R. Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica at Yale University. Her books include Introduction to the Bible, The Emergence of Judaism: Classical Traditions in Contemporary Perspective, and Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the : Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities (Oxford University National Jewish Book Award finalist); Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds ( Salo Baron prize) Classic Essays in Rabbinic Culture and History, editor.

Gentile (from Latin gentilis 'of or belonging to the same people or nation', from gēns 'clan; tribe; people, family') is a term that usually means 'someone who is not a Jew'. Other groups that claim Israelite heritage sometimes use the term to describe outsiders.

The term is used by English translators for the Hebrew גוי and נכרי (nokhri) in the Hebrew Bible and the Greek word.Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud, Oxford University Press, Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in Scholarship.

Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds, Oxford University Press,   Dr. Christine Hayes on the origins of Yahweh (recipient of the Salo Baron prize for a first book in Jewish thought and literature) and .