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A People between Languages

Toward a Jewish History of Concepts

Guy Miron

The field of modern European Jewish history, as I hope to show, can be of great interest to those who deal with conceptual history in other contexts, just as much as the conceptual historical project may enrich the study of Jewish history. This article illuminates the transformation of the Jewish languages in Eastern Europe-Hebrew and Yiddish-from their complex place in traditional Jewish society to the modern and secular Jewish experience. It presents a few concrete examples for this process during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The article then deals with the adaptation of Central and Western European languages within the internal Jewish discourse in these parts of Europe and presents examples from Germany, France, and Hungary.

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The Conceptual and Anthropological History of Bat Mitzvah

Two Lexical Paths and Two Jewish Identities

Hizky Shoham

Jews referred to coming-of-age ceremonies for girls in different places and historical contexts, is the history of the term bat mitzvah in Hebrew and English, the two main languages spoken by Jews in the two contemporary Jewish population centers that

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Valentina Mitkova

biblia ot Milena Kirova” (The faces of a person's gendered partitioning in Milena Kirova's research on gender in the Hebrew Bible) by Julia Yordanova-Pancheva; “From Feminine to Masculine in Biblical Texts: The Contribution to Milena Kirova” by Roland

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Klaus Oschema, Mette Thunø, Evan Kuehn, and Blake Ewing

Greek translation of a Hebraic religious text making up the Hebrew Bible, and its journey in diverse texts over geographical, political, and social distances into the twentieth century, losing its religious connotations and being applied in the

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Benoît Godin

here. In 382 CE, Pope Damasus I commissioned Saint Jerome to produce a “standard” version of the Vetus Latina , which he did using original Greek and Hebrew texts. Four books in the Vulgate make use of innovo in a spiritual context (Job, Lamentations

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Annabel Brett, Fabian Steininger, Tobias Adler-Bartels, Juan Pablo Scarfi, and Jan Surman

–157), or Maschal (from Hebrew; comparison or parable, but also proverb) (לשמ; Daniel Weidner, 148–151) are good examples of trajectories of concepts that travel back and forth between German and Yiddish and meanings they have in these neighboring

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Heidi Hakkarainen

classical philology—that is, the study of Latin, Greek, and Hebrew—its meaning and usefulness for contemporary society were both questioned and defended in writings on education. 29 Press coverage included writings for and against humanist education, while

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Appropriations and Contestations of the Islamic Nomenclature in Muslim North India

Elitism, Lexicography, and the Meaning of The Political

Jan-Peter Hartung

Hebrew sûs (horse) 24 and the early Arabic active participle sā’is (animal trainer or manager). 25 At some time during the formative period of Islam, the term was applied to human beings, as indicated in a commonly accepted authoritative saying of

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A Political Theology of the Empty Tomb

Christianity and the Return of the Sacred

Roberto Farneti

This article argues a case against the theory of the sacred put forward by the French anthropologist René Girard. In particular, Girard seems to have obliterated one of the tenets of Christian theology, namely, the doctrine of Christ's ascension, in accord with his critical reading of Paul's letter to the Hebrews, which contains a rare emphasis on Christ's departure from the world. This article adopts a 'neo-Hobbesian' perspective in understanding the return of the sacred and fosters a 'political theology of the empty tomb', where the doctrine of Christ's ascension is called upon to again play a major theological role as a workable antidote to the contemporary resurgence of the sacred.

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Peter Levine

belongs to a body of King's work that is prophetic in the style of the Hebrew Bible. The Hebrew prophets do not make empirical predictions. Amos does not inform us that justice will soon roll down as waters and righteousness as a mighty stream. The