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Author Bar-Asher Siegal, Michal
Title Early Christian Monastic Literature and the Babylonian Talmud
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Note Cover -- Early Christian Monastic Literature and the Babylonian Talmud -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Christianity in the Babylonian Talmud: An Introductory Discussion -- Outside Parallels in the Talmud -- Christianity and the Babylonian Talmud -- Holy Men and the Babylonian Talmud -- Comparative Literary Analysis - Methodological Considerations -- 2 Monasticism in the Persian Empire -- The Apophthegmata Patrum -- The Origins of the Text -- Christianity in the East -- Monasticism in Persia -- Jews and Christians in the Persian Empire -- Conclusions -- 3 The Apophthegmata Patrum and Rabbinic Literature: Form, Style, and Common Themes -- The Dangers of Generalization: Asceticism as a Test Case -- Literary Similarities -- Style -- Form -- The Pious Life -- Prayer -- Fear of Mundane Conversation -- Anger and Laughter -- Asking Forgiveness -- Scripture -- Forbidden Sections of the Bible -- The Sinfulness of Biblical Protagonists -- Biblical Geography -- Biblical Exegesis -- Concluding Remarks -- 4 The Apophthegmata Patrum and Rabbinic Literature: Narrative -- Water -- Educational Imagery -- Narratives -- Ignorant Youth: The Forty­year­old Shepherd -- The Virtuous Commoner -- Talking to the Dead -- Rain -- Resh Lakish Narratives: The Repentant Robber, Crossing Rivers, Losing Power, and the Affected Sister -- Conclusion -- 5 The Making of a Monk-Rabbi: The Stories of R. Shimon bar Yo.ai in the Cave -- The Talmudic Stories Compared -- Similarities and Differences between the Two Versions of the Rashbi Story -- Similarities -- Differences -- [A] -- [B] -- [C, D] -- [E] -- [F] -- [G] -- [H] -- [I] -- [J] -- [K] -- Explaining the Differences -- Differences Explained by Comparison with Monastic Texts -- [A, B] -- [C] -- [D] -- [E] -- Conclusions -- 6 Repentant Whore, Repentant Rabbi: The Story of Eleazar b. Dordya
BT Avodah Zarah 17a in the Context of Rabbinic Repentance Traditions -- The Local Context: BT Avodah Zarah 17a -- Repentance in Monastic and Rabbinic Sources -- Paesia -- The Relationship between the Two Literary Traditions -- The Male "Repentant Whore" and the Intended Audience of BT Avodah Zarah 17a -- Repentance in Solitude -- The Repentance Process -- Redactional Reflections -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Subject Index -- Index of Sources
Examines literary analogies in Christian and Jewish sources, culminating in an in-depth analysis of connections between Christian monastic texts and Babylonian Talmudic traditions
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Bar-Asher Siegal, Michal Early Christian Monastic Literature and the Babylonian Talmud New York : Cambridge University Press,c2013 9781107023017
Subject Apophthegmata Patrum.;Talmud.;Monasticism and religious orders -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.;Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.;Christianity and other religions -- Judaism
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