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Meals in Early Judaism

Social Formation at the Table

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Introduction

      • Susan Marks
      Pages 1-12
  3. Ten Theses Concerning Meals and Early Judaism

    1. Ten Theses Concerning Meals and Early Judaism

      • Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, Susan Marks, Jordan D. Rosenblum
      Pages 13-39
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 183-204

About this book

This is the first book about the meals of Early Judaism. As such it breaks important new ground in establishing the basis for understanding the centrality of meals in this pivotal period of Judaism and providing a framework of historical patterns and influences.

Keywords

  • Judaism
  • meals
  • Rabbinic
  • Rabbinic Literature
  • ritual
  • Philo
  • Food
  • Jews
  • Christianity
  • identity
  • novel

Reviews

"Meals in Early Judaism offers a much needed evaluation of the early Jewish meal, a social and religious institution whose importance in late antique Judaism it successfully demonstrates. The book's contribution lies not only in its thorough investigation of the meal's ritual structures and literary traditions, but also in the unique theoretical framework it develops and the broad methodological approach it applies." - Gil P. Klein, Assistant Professor, Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University, USA

"This collection of studies is an important set of investigations into the ways in which Jewish ritual meals resembled and were built on Hellenistic and Roman models, and how they developed their own distinctive characteristics. No claim is made to giving a complete history, which would not be possible, but rather the contributors examine the many aspects of ritual dining: food, speech, dance, and other practices. This is an impressive contribution to a topic of continuing interest." - Carolyn Osiek, Professor Emerita, Brite Divinity School, USA

About the authors

Ellen Bradshaw Aitken, McGill University, Canada Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, Wheaton College, USA Judith Hauptman, Jewish Theological Seminary and Rabbinic Culture, USA Matthias Klinghardt, Technische Universitaet, Germany Andrew McGowan, University of Melbourne, USA Jordan Rosenblum, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Dennis Smith, Phillips Theological Seminary, USA

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USD 79.99
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Softcover Book
USD 99.99
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Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
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