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Ancient Jewish Prayers and Emotions: Emotions associated with Jewish prayer in and around the Second Temple period

Edited by: Stefan C. Reif and Renate Egger-Wenzel
book: Ancient Jewish Prayers and Emotions

Given the recent interest in the emotions presupposed in early religious literature, it has been thought useful to examine in this volume how the Jews and early Christians expressed their feelings within the prayers recorded in some of their literature. Specialists in their fields from academic institutions around the world have analysed important texts relating to this overall theme and to what is revealed with regard to such diverse topics as relations with God, exegesis, education, prophecy, linguistic expression, feminism, happiness, grief, cult, suicide, non-Jews, Hellenism, Qumran and Jerusalem. The texts discussed are in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic and are important for a scientific understanding of how Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity developed their approaches to worship, to the construction of their theology and to the feelings that lay behind their religious ideas and practices. The articles contribute significantly to an historical understanding of how Jews maintained their earlier traditions but also came to terms with the ideology of the dominant Hellenistic culture that surrounded them.

  • Language: English
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Copyright year: 2015
  • Audience: Jewish Studies, Theology, Ancient Near East
  • Pages
    • Front matter: 8
    • Main content: 409
  • Illustrations
    • Illustrations: 9
  • Keywords: Emotions; Prayers; Second Temple; Judaism
  • Published: November 13, 2015
  • ISBN: 9783110369083
  • Published: November 13, 2015
  • ISBN: 9783110374292



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The Place of Prayer in Early Judaism

Stefan C. Reif
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Moments of Joy and Lasting Happiness

Christine Abart
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“Sounding Trumpets with Loud Shouts” Emotional Responses to Temple Building: Ezra and Esdras

Kristin De Troyer
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Adjusting the Narrative Emotions and the Prayer of Moses (Jub 1:19–21)

Simone M. Paganini
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Emotions in Jerusalem’s Prayer: Baruch and Lamentations

Thomas R. Elßner
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Prayer and Emotion in the Septuagint of Esther

Beate Ego
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1 Maccabees: Emotions of Life and Death in Narrative and Lament

Michael W. Duggan
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Praying to God Passionately: Notes on the Emotions in 2 Maccabees

Friedrich V. Reiterer
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Emotions in the Prayer of Sir 22:27–23:6

Núria Calduch-Benages
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Emotions in the Prayers of the Wisdom of Solomon

Markus Witte
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Judith and Holofernes: An Analysis of the Emotions in the Killing Scene (Jdt 12:10–13:9)

Barbara Schmitz
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Sarah’s Grief to Death (Tob 3:7–17)

Renate Egger-Wenzel
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The Prayer of Susanna (Daniel 13)

Dalia Marx
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Language, Prayer and Prophecy: 1 Enoch, the Dead Sea Scrolls and 1 Corinthians

Jonathan Ben-Dov
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From Emotions to Legislation: Asenath’s Prayer and Rabbinic Literature

Moshe Lavee
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Emotions and Expressions of Emotion as a Didactic Guide as to How to Pray: Berakhot in the Aramaic Prayers of Qumran

Ursula Schattner-Rieser
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A Phenomenological Study of Penitential Elements and Their Strategic Arousal of Emotion in the Qumran Hodayot (1QHa cols. 1[?]–8)

Angela Kim Harkins
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The Centrality of Prayer and Stability of Trust. An Analysis of the Hymn of the Maskil in 1QS IX, 25b–XI, 15a

Asaf Gayer
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Prayer and Emotion in Mark 14:32–42 and Related Texts

Oda Wischmeyer
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Κράζειν and the Concept of “Emotional Prayer” in Earliest Christianity: Rom 8:15 and Acts 7:60 in Their Context(s)

Eve-Marie Becker
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Index of subjects

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Index of references

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Index of persons

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