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Ishmael on the border : rabbinic portrayals of the first Arab

Author: Carol Bakhos
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2006.
Series: SUNY series in Judaica.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ishmael on the Border is an in-depth study of the rabbinic treatment of Abraham's first-born son, Ishmael. This book examines Ishmael's conflicted portrayal over a thousand-year period and traces the shifts and nuances in his representation within the Jewish tradition before and after the emergence of Islam."--Jacket.
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Named Person: Ishmael, (Biblical figure); Esau, (Biblical figure); Ishmael, (Biblical figure); Esau, (Biblical figure); Ismael, Biblische Person.; Ismael, Biblische Person; Ismael; Ismael.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Bakhos
ISBN: 0791467597 9780791467596 0791467600 9780791467602
OCLC Number: 61115431
Description: viii, 207 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ishmael and Esau : marginalized men of the Bible --
Ishmael in the Bible --
Esau in the Bible --
Ishmael in Tannaitic and Amoraic literature --
The Tannaitic sources --
The Amoraic sources --
The rabbis and their others --
The pairing of Ishmael and Esau in rabbinic literature --
Esau as real other --
Ishmael, the Ishmaelites, and the children of Keturah --
The Arab descendants of Ishmael--
Abraham's descendants and Israel's divine election --
The role of Christianity in the depiction of other --
Ishmael in later Midrashim --
The treatment of Ishmael in Pirke Rabbi Eliezer --
Abraham's visits in Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer --
Abraham's visits in Arabic sources --
Revisiting the visits --
The Ishmaelites in Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer.
Series Title: SUNY series in Judaica.
Responsibility: Carol Bakhos.
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"Ishmael on the Border is an in-depth study of the rabbinic treatment of Abraham's first-born son, Ishmael. This book examines Ishmael's conflicted portrayal over a thousand-year period and traces the shifts and nuances in his representation within the Jewish tradition before and after the emergence of Islam."--Jacket.

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by amywatts (WorldCat user on 2006-09-13)

Preface and Acknowledgments INTRODUCTION p. 1 Methodology p. 4 Overview p. 10 CHAPTER ONE: Ishmael and Esau: Marginalized Men of the Bible p. 13 Ishmael in the Bible p. 14 Esau in the Bible p. 23 CHAPTER TWO: Ishmael in Tannaitic and Amoraic Literature p. 31 The Tannaitic Sources p. 32 The Amoraic Sources p. 37 CHAPTER THREE: The Rabbis and Their Others p. 47 The Pairing of Ishmael and Esau in Rabbinic Literature p. 54 Esau as Real Other p. 63 Ishmael, the Ishmaelites, and the Children of Keturah p. 65 The Arab Descendants of Ishmael p. 67 Abraham's Descendants and Israel's Divine Election p. 74 The Role of Christianity in the Depiction of Other p. 79 CHAPTER FOUR: Ishmael in Later Midrashim p. 85 The Treatment of Ishmael in Pirke Rabbi Eliezer p. 96 Abraham's Visits in Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer p. 104 Abraham's Visits in Arabic Sources p. 116 Revisiting the Visits p. 119 The Ishmaelites in Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer p. 123 CONCLUSIONS p. 129 NOTES p. 135 BIBLIOGRAPHY P. 183 INDEX P. 201

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