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Bibil Identifier bibil:246255
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) "Un oignon de l'idolâtrie" ou la dimension historique d'un vocable talmudique
Author Friedheim, Emmanuel
Journal Revue des études juives (Volume: 173, Issue: 1-2)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language French
Pages 1-14 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract L’article tente d’élucider la teneur réelle d’une expression talmudique évoquant «un oignon de l’idolâtrie» à la lumière du contexte historique prévalant en Palestine romano-byzantine. Bien que la piste égyptienne semble a priori se profiler, l’article suggère que cette locution évoque en fait une échalote ascalonite consacrée au polythéisme syro-phénicien en vogue sur le littoral palestinien, aux premiers siècles de l’ère commune.

The purpose of this article is to examine the real meaning of an enigmatic Amoraic expression «An onion of Idolatry» in the light of the historical context that prevailed in Late Antique Palestine. It seems a priori that an Egyptian ritual custom has to be considered. Yet, since no archeological or literary instances of this Egyptian rite have been found in Palestine proper, this identification has to be rejected. The article suggests, however, that this Talmudic expression was referring to an Ascalonite shallot which was consecrated to syro-phoenician gods in the coastal cities of the Land of Israel in the first centuries CE.
DOI 10.2143/REJ.173.1.3030664
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Talmud (Babli and Yerushalmi)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Food
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