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Author Ophir, Adi

Title Goy : Israel's multiple others and the birth of the gentile / Adi Ophir and Ishay Rosen-Zvi
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford studies in the Abrahamic religions
Oxford studies in the Abrahamic religions
Contents Cover; Goy: Israel's Multiple Others and the Birth of the Gentile; Copyright; Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; A Surprising Lacuna; Strategy and Methodology; Discourse; Typology; Genealogy; Our Corpus and the Plan of this Book; 1. Nokhri, Ger, and the Art of Separationin the Hebrew Bible; Strangers; The Unrecognized Stranger; Priestly Strangers, Residents, and Natives; The Deuteronomic Foreigner; The Triadic Logic of Separation; Narratives of Violence and Separation: From the Patriarchs to Sinai; God and His Others in the Deuteronomistic Works
Goy and Other Legal CategoriesThe Midrashic Goy; The Triangular Structure; Conversing with Goyim: Six Anecdotes; The Division of Laborbetween Halakhah and Aggadah; 8. Gentiles Are Not Barbarians; The Barbarian Repertoire; Ioudaioi as Barbarians; Postscript; Bibliography; Index of Sources; General Index
PhiloJosephus; Diasporism; The Temple Inscription; 5. Paul and the Non-Ethnic Ethnē; The Proliferation of Ethnē; Why does paul need the individualized, generic gentile?; Political Theology; The Disappearance of Gentiles in Earlychristianity; 6. The Formation of the Binary Structurein Early Rabbinic Literature; The Erasure of the in-Betweens; Gerim; Samaritans; Apostates (meshumadim) and Heretics (minim); Noahides and God-Fearers; Generating a Polarized World; The Limits of Rabbinic Eschatology; Toward a New Paradigm; 7. One Goy, Multiple Language Games; Goyim in Halakhic Discourse
The Separation of the Holy in Priestly Sources2. Fragile Particularism, Virtual Universalism; Ezra-Nehemiah; Foreign Wives and Alien Priests-the Biopolitics of Separation; Fragile Identity and Multiple Others; Separation Performed, Identities Formed; Prophetic Eschatologies; 3. The Missing Goy in SecondTemple Literature; Chauvinism and Plurality; Flexible Election; Marriage, Family, Tribe, and Nation; The Dialectic of Openness and Seclusion; Enemies and Other Nations; 4. Nations and Goyim, Hellēnes and Others; Individuation and Generalization; Between Ethnos and Politeia:Philo and Josephus
Summary This work traces the development of the term and category of the goy from the Bible to rabbinic literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 19, 2018)
Subject Gentiles in rabbinical literature
Gentiles in the Bible
Form Electronic book
Author Rosen-Zvi, Ishay
ISBN 0191062340 (electronic bk.)
9780191062346 (electronic bk.)