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Author Berkowitz, Beth A.

Title Execution and invention [electronic resource] : death penalty discourse in early Rabbinic and Christian cultures / Beth A. Berkowitz.

Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2006.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 349 p.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Beth Berkowitz explores modern scholarship on the ancient Rabbinic death penalty and offers a fresh perspective using the approaches of ritual studies, cultural criticism and Talmudic source criticism. She argues that the death penalty was used by the early Rabbis in an attempt to assert their authority.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Subject Capital punishment in rabbinical literature.
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism.
Capital punishment -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Capital punishment -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
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