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Contesting conversion : genealogy, circumcision, and identity in ancient Judaism and Christianity

Author: Matthew Thiessen
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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Matthew Thiessen offers a nuanced study of the nature of Jewish thought with regard to Jewishness, circumcision, and conversion. Examining texts from the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, and early Christianity, he gives a compelling account of the various forms of Judaism from which the early Christian movement arose.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thiessen, Matthew, 1977-
Contesting conversion.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010043776
(OCoLC)671541135
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Thiessen
ISBN: 0199914451 9780199914456 9780199793679 0199793670
OCLC Number: 757856636
Description: 1 online resource (x, 246 pages)
Contents: Ishmael, Isaac, and covenantal circumcision in Genesis 17 --
Uncircumcised and circumcised gentiles in the Hebrew Bible --
Eighth-day circumcision in Jubilees --
Jewishness as genealogy in the late Second Temple period --
Jews, gentiles, and circumcision in early Christianity.
Responsibility: Matthew Thiessen.

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