Demons in the details : demonic discourse and Rabbinic culture in late antique Babylonia (Book, 2022) [WorldCat.org]
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Demons in the details : demonic discourse and Rabbinic culture in late antique Babylonia

Author: Sara Ronis
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2022] ©2022
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Babylonian Talmud is full of stories of demonic encounters and laws that attempt to regulate those encounters. In this book, Sara Ronis takes the reader on a journey across the rabbinic canon, exploring how Late Antique rabbis imagined, feared, and controlled demons. Ronis contextualizes the Talmud's thought within the rich cultural matrix of Sasanian Babylonia, putting rabbinic thinking in conversation with  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ronis, Sara, 1984-
Demons in the details
Oakland : University of California Press, 2022
(DLC) 2021060238
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Ronis
ISBN: 9780520386174 0520386175
OCLC Number: 1273679904
Description: pages cm
Contents: Origin stories --
Classification matters --
How to avoid demonic dangers --
Legal demons --
Serving the Rabbinic project --
Exorcising demons.
Responsibility: Sara Ronis.

Abstract:

"The Babylonian Talmud is full of stories of demonic encounters and laws that attempt to regulate those encounters. In this book, Sara Ronis takes the reader on a journey across the rabbinic canon, exploring how Late Antique rabbis imagined, feared, and controlled demons. Ronis contextualizes the Talmud's thought within the rich cultural matrix of Sasanian Babylonia, putting rabbinic thinking in conversation with Sumerian, Akkadian, Ugaritic, Syriac Christian, Zoroastrian, and Second Temple Jewish texts about demons to delve into the interactive communal context in which the rabbis created boundaries between the human and the supernatural, and between themselves and other religious communities. Demons in the Details explores the wide range of approaches that the rabbis took to their neighbors' beliefs and practices, out of which they created a profoundly Jewish demonology"--

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