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Bibil Identifier bibil:217127
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Introductory Reflections on Embodiment in Hellenistic Judaism
Author Mirguet, Françoise
Journal Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha (Volume: 21, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 5-19 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines different uses of the body to express identity in Judeo-Hellenistic narratives. It analyzes four interplays where the body stands for the human self, either as a factor of recognition, as expression of national and religious identity, as a way to mock one’s religion and ethnicity, and as a representation of the living self. The body therefore appears, well before the Rabbinic period, as a frequent resource to express and construct identity. The research confirms recent studies, which have shown that Diasporic communities tend to inscribe identity on the body, rather than use territorial markers.
DOI 10.1177/0951820711419778
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Body
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Diaspora
Pericopes Testament of Abraham 6,1
Testament of Job 20,8-20,9
Joseph and Aseneth 8,5
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