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Bibil Identifier bibil:202213
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) “And Jacob Remained Alone”
Title (English, ) The Jewish Struggle with Celibacy
Author Diamond, Eliezer
Edited book Celibacy and Religious Traditions
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 41-64 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Judaism has been opposed to celibacy because marriage was a normal condition and a divine ordinance. The Jewish tradition provides evidence of exceptions to the rule against celibacy among marginal sects, such as the Therapeutrides, Essences, and Qumran community. There were even exceptions made by Rabbinic Judaism associated with Torah study.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes
Last modification 2017-10-27