9780198744900-0198744900-Goy: Israel's Others and the Birth of the Gentile (Oxford Studies in the Abrahamic Religions)

Goy: Israel's Others and the Birth of the Gentile (Oxford Studies in the Abrahamic Religions)

ISBN-13: 9780198744900
ISBN-10: 0198744900
Author: Ophir, Adi, Rosen-Zvi, Ishay
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780198744900
ISBN-10: 0198744900
Author: Ophir, Adi, Rosen-Zvi, Ishay
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ophir, Adi, Rosen-Zvi, Ishay wrote Goy: Israel's Others and the Birth of the Gentile (Oxford Studies in the Abrahamic Religions) comprising 352 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0198744900 and 9780198744900. Since then Goy: Israel's Others and the Birth of the Gentile (Oxford Studies in the Abrahamic Religions) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Goy: Israel's Others and the Birth of the Gentile traces the development of the term and category of the goy from the Bible to rabbinic literature. Adi Ophir and Ishay Rosen-Zvi show that the category of the goy was born much later than scholars assume; in fact not before the first century CE. They explain that the abstract concept of the gentile first appeared in Paul's Letters. However, it was only in rabbinic literature that this category became the center of a stable and long standing structure that involved God, the Halakha, history, and salvation. The authors narrate this development through chronological analyses of the various biblical and post biblical texts (including the Dead Sea scrolls, the New Testament and early patristics, the Mishnah, and rabbinic Midrash) and synchronic analyses of several discursive structures. Looking at some of the goy's instantiations in contemporary Jewish culture in Israel and the United States, the study concludes with an examination of the extraordinary resilience of the Jew/goy division and asks how would Judaism look like without the gentile as its binary contrast.

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