Execution and invention death penalty discourse in early Rabbinic and Christian cultures

Beth Berkowitz explores modern scholarship on the ancient Rabbinic death penalty and offers a fresh perspective using the approaches of ritual studies, cultural criticism and Talmudic source criticism. She argues that the death penalty was used by the early Rabbis in an attempt to assert their autho...

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Main Author: Berkowitz, Beth A.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Oxford University Press 2006, c2006
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Beth Berkowitz explores modern scholarship on the ancient Rabbinic death penalty and offers a fresh perspective using the approaches of ritual studies, cultural criticism and Talmudic source criticism. She argues that the death penalty was used by the early Rabbis in an attempt to assert their authority
Physical Description:xii, 349 p.
ISBN:9780199784509
0199784507