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Author Koltun-Fromm, Naomi, 1964-

Title Hermeneutics of holiness : ancient Jewish and Christian notions of sexuality and religious community / Naomi Koltun-Fromm
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xii, 309 pages) : illustrations
Contents In the beginning: holiness in the Bible -- Holy seed or holy deed: sexuality, holiness and purity in second temple literature -- Holiness perfected: Pauline constructs of holy community -- Mother-city of all evils: sexuality and holiness in Acts of Judah Thomas -- Wedding garments and holy yokes: celibacy and holiness in Aphrahat, the Persian sage -- Zipporah's complaint: Moses is not conscientious in the deed: exegetical traditions of Moses' celibacy -- Sanctify yourself: rabbinic notions of holiness and sexuality
Summary This text tells the story of how the biblical notions of 'holy person' or 'holy community' comes to be defined by sexual and marriage practices by various interpretive communities in late antiquity. Koltun-Fromm argues that the biblical texts already create a link between holiness and sexuality which is further interpreted by later readers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Bible -- Extra-canonical parallels.
Bible. fast (OCoLC)fst01356024
Subject Sex -- Biblical teaching
Communities -- Biblical teaching
Holiness -- Biblical teaching
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ethics.
Communities -- Biblical teaching.
Extra-canonical parallels.
Holiness -- Biblical teaching.
Sex -- Biblical teaching.
Syrische kerken.
Seksuele onthouding.
Vroege christendom.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199741748