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Publication . Article . 2017

‘Like Adam and Eve’: Biblical Models and Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Christian Europe

Elisheva Baumgarten;
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Published: 11 Dec 2017 Journal: Irish Theological Quarterly, volume 83, issue 1, pages 44-61 (issn: 0021-1400, eissn: 1752-4989, Copyright policy )
This article follows the exegetical and legal interpretations of the story of Adam and Eve among Jewish scholars of the High Middle Ages living in northern Europe. It argues that by following these evolving interpretations and understandings one can tease out details of the fabric of everyday Jewish life alongside tensions and norms that were under debate. It focuses on two main aspects of these reinterpretations. The first is understandings concerning conjugal life and gender hierarchies. The second is legal rights and responsibilities accorded to women as ‘daughters of Eve.’
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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Adam and Eve Ancient history Middle Ages History Judaism


Religious studies

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Beyond the Elite: Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 681507
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG
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