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Bibil Identifier bibil:222580
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Thinking about Belonging in Early Rabbinic Literature: Proselytes, Apostates, and "Children of Israel," or: Does It Make Sense to Speak of Early Rabbinic Orthodoxy?
Author Schremer, Adiel
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 43, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 249-275 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper offers a modest contribution to the discussion of the rabbinic construction of Jewish identity in Tannaitic times, by showing that in the few occasions in which early rabbinic texts relate to the question of belonging in the Jewish community they do not consider belief as a relevant category for the discussion. This, I suggest, indicates that for Palestinian rabbis of the first, second, and early third century, Jewish identity was not a matter of belief and doctrine. Rather, it was either a matter of birth and descent, or a matter of loyalty to the covenant.
DOI 10.1163/157006312X637874
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : Talmudic Period : Rabbinism : Tannaim
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Identity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Proselytes
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Apostasy
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