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Levirate marriage and the family in ancient Judaism

Author: Dvora E Weisberg
Publisher: Waltham, Mass. : Brandeis University Press ; Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, ©2009.
Series: HBI series on Jewish women.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Provocative exploration of levirate marriage in ancient Judaism that sheds new light on the Jewish family in antiquity and the rabbinic reworking of earlier Israelite law

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dvora E Weisberg
ISBN: 9781584657811 1584657812
OCLC Number: 276339431
Description: xxvi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The institution of levirate --
Levirate from the Hebrew Bible through the Mishnah --
Mapping the family --
Brothers --
From wife to widow and back again --
Paternity and continuity --
Conclusion.
Series Title: HBI series on Jewish women.
Responsibility: Dvora E. Weisberg.
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Weisberg s book . . . strikes a balance between a keen awareness and respect for the ancient text, on the one hand, and an ability to elucidate that text and come to significant conclusions, on the Read more...

 
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