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Bibil Identifier bibil:202669
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Kosher Olive Oil in Antiquity Reconsidered
Author Rosenblum, Jordan D.
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 40, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 356-365 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Josephus attests several times to a Jewish aversion to the use of Gentile olive oil. In m. 'Abod. Zar. 2:6, this practice is first advocated and then immediately reversed by Rabbi and his court. What is the rationale for this sudden leniency with regard to Gentile olive oil? In a well-known article entitled “Kosher Olive Oil in Antiquity,” Martin Goodman argues that Rabbi's statement is the result of his inability to find a legal basis for the prohibition of Gentile olive oil. Goodman, however, accounts neither for the unique economic and dietary factors associated with olive oil, nor tannaitic legislation regarding other foodstuffs that may shed light on this case. In this article, I reconsider Jewish stances towards Gentile olive oil in antiquity from the time of Josephus to the Tannaitic period.
DOI DOI:10.1163/157006309X443512
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Josephus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Mishna : Neziqin : Avodah Zarah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Food Prescriptions
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Agriculture
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