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Magic in the Biblical World : From the Rod of Aaron to the Ring of Solomon - Klutz Todd

Magic in the Biblical World

From the Rod of Aaron to the Ring of Solomon

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780567083623
Number Of Pages: 272

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The category "magic," long used to signify an allegedly substantive type of activity distinguishable from "religion," has nearly been dismantled by recent theoretical developments in religious studies. While recognizing and at time reinforcing those developments, the essays in this collection show that there is still much to be learned about the cultural context of early Judaism and Christianity by analyzing ancient sources which either use "magic" as a label for deviant religiosity, or else valorize behavior of a broadly magico-religious variety. Through sustained engagement with texts ranging from Exodus 7-9 and 18 to the Testament of Solomon and Sefer ha-Razim, this volume focuses on materials that challenge the familiar boundaries between miracle, magic and medicine.

K. can realign the manuscript traditions of the Testament for a more coherent reading. The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 67, 2005

ISBN: 9780567083623
ISBN-10: 0567083624
Series: Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement (Paperback)
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.4  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1