Purity, body, and self in early rabbinic literature (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Purity, body, and self in early rabbinic literature

Author: Mira Balberg
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014]
Series: S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This text explores the ways in which the early rabbis reshaped biblical laws of ritual purity and impurity and argues that the rabbis' new purity discourse generated a unique notion of a bodily self"--OCLC.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mira Balberg
ISBN: 9780520280632 0520280636 0520958217 9780520958210 1461957192 9781461957195
OCLC Number: 855209550
Description: viii, 265 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: From sources of impurity to circles of impurity --
Subjecting the body --
Objects that matter --
On corpses and persons --
The duality of gentile bodies --
The pure self --
Epilogue: Recomposing purity and meaning.
Series Title: S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
Responsibility: Mira Balberg.

Abstract:

"This text explores the ways in which the early rabbis reshaped biblical laws of ritual purity and impurity and argues that the rabbis' new purity discourse generated a unique notion of a bodily self"--OCLC.

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