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Olyan, Saul M.

Overview
Works: 38 works in 204 publications in 2 languages and 11,560 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Saul M Olyan
Sexual orientation & human rights in American religious discourse by Martha Craven Nussbaum( )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors from four major American religious traditions examine homosexuality and homosexual rights from the point of view of their religion
Rites and rank : hierarchy in biblical representations of cult by Saul M Olyan( )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing the focus on four binary pairs - holy/common, Israelite/alien, clean/unclean, and whole/blemished - Olyan shows how these privileged oppositions were used to restrict access to cultic spaces, such as the temple or the Passover table. These ritual sites, therefore, became the primary contexts for creating and recreating unequal social relations. Olyan also uncovers a pattern of challenge to the established hierarchies by nonprivileged groups."--Jacket
Social theory and the study of Israelite religion : essays in retrospect and prospect( )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume assesses the past, theoretically engaged work on Israelite religion and presents new approaches to particular problems and larger interpretive and methadological questions. It gathers previously unpublished research by senior and mid-career scholars well known for their contributions in the area of social theory and the study of the Israelite religion and by junior scholars whose writing is just beginning to have a serious impact on the field. The volume begins with a critical introduction by the editor. Topics of interest to the contributors include gender, violence, social change, the festivals, the dynamics of shame and honor, and the relationship of text to ritual. The contrbutors engage theory from social and cultural anthropology, sociology, postcolonial studies, and ritual studies. Theoretical models are evaluated in light of the primary data, and some authors modify or adapt theory to increase its utility for biblical studies."--Back cover
Priesthood and cult in ancient Israel by Gary Alan Anderson( )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Leviticus, chapter 11 / Jacob Milgrom -- The sin offering law in the 'Holiness School' (Numbers 15.22-31) / Israel Knohl
Disability in the Hebrew Bible : interpreting mental and physical differences by Saul M Olyan( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mental and physical disability, ubiquitous in texts of the Hebrew Bible, receive their first thoroughgoing treatment in this monograph. Saul Olyan seeks to reconstruct the Hebrew Bible's particular ideas of what is disabling and their potential social ramifications. Biblical representations of disability and biblical classification schemas - both explicit and implicit - are compared with those of the Hebrew Bible's larger ancient West Asian cultural context and with those of the later Jewish biblical interpreters who produced the Dead Sea Scrolls. This study helps the reader gain a deeper and more subtle understanding of the ways in which biblical writers construct hierarchically significant difference and privilege certain groups (e.g., persons with "whole bodies") over others (e.g., persons with physical "defects"). It also explores how ancient interpreters of the Hebrew Bible, such as the Qumran sectarians, reconfigure earlier biblical notions and classification models of disability for their own contexts and ends."--BOOK JACKET
Biblical mourning : ritual and social dimensions by Saul M Olyan( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking into account both recent and classic anthropological research on mourning in specific societies and cross-culturally, from Hertz and van Gennep to Metcalf and Huntington and Bloch and Parry, the author has undertaken a comprehensive exploration of both the ritual and social dimensions of biblical mourning. His reconstruction of biblical mourning considers its variety, its ritual patterns, the social links it establishes, perpetuates, and transforms, its temporal structure, and the loci in which it does its work."--Jacket
"The one who sows bountifully" : essays in honor of Stanley K. Stowers by Caroline E. Johnson Hodge( )

6 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Household and family religion in antiquity by John Bodel( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Household and Family Religion in Antiquity is the first book to explore the religious dimensions of the family and the household in ancient Mediterranean and West Asian antiquity." "With an approach that is both contextual and comparative, essays examine domestic and familial religious practices in Egypt, Greece, Rome, Israel, Mesopotamia, Ugarit, Emar, and Philistia. Taking in a range of religious expression, from supplication of a household's patron deities to contact with dead ancestors, Household and Family Religion in Antiquity advances our understanding of a distinct and widespread ancient religions phenomenon."--Jacket
Friendship in the Hebrew Bible by Saul M Olyan( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendship, though a topic of considerable humanistic and cross disciplinary interest in contemporary scholarship, has been largely ignored by scholars of the Hebrew Bible, possibly because of its complexity and elusiveness. Filling a significant gap in our knowledge and understanding of biblical texts, Saul M. Olyan provides this original, accessible analysis of a key form of social relationship. In this thorough and compelling assessment, Olyan analyzes a wide range of texts, including prose narratives, prophetic materials, psalms, pre-Hellenistic wisdom collections, and the Hellenistic-era wisdom book Ben Sira. This in-depth, contextually sensitive, and theoretically engaged study explores how the expectations of friends and family members overlap and differ, examining, among other things, characteristics that make the friend a distinct social actor; failed friendship; and friendships in narratives such as those of Ruth and Naomi, and Jonathan and David. Olyan presents a comprehensive look at what constitutes friendship in the Hebrew Bible
Asherah and the cult of Yahweh in Israel by Saul M Olyan( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual violence in the Hebrew Bible : new perspectives by Saul M Olyan( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is intended to bring into relief the full range of violent rites represented in the Hebrew Bible many rarely, if ever, consider. It seeks to explore what acts of ritual violence might accomplish socio-politically in their particular settings and the ways in which engagement with theory from a variety of disciplines can contribute to our understanding of ritual violence as a phenomenon"--
Supplementation and the study of the Hebrew Bible by Saul M Olyan( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A wise and discerning mind" : essays in honor of Burke O. Long( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thousand thousands served Him : exegesis and the naming of angels in ancient Judaism by Saul M Olyan( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worship, women, and war : essays in honor of Susan Niditch( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social inequality in the world of the text : the significance of ritual and social distinctions in the Hebrew Bible by Saul M Olyan( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HauptbeschreibungThis volume consists of fifteen of the author's essays, including two that have never been published before. The essays date to the last decade and a half, and all reflect in some manner the author's ongoing interest in literary operations of classification and their social implications, particularly the production of distinctions which create social inequality in the world of the text, and have the potential to generate hierarchical social relationships in contexts where biblical texts might have had an impact on real people. In these essays, the author explores themes such a
Family and household religion : toward a synthesis of Old Testament studies, archaeology, epigraphy, and cultural studies by Rainer Albertz( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the most recent collective contribution of a group of biblical scholars and archaeologists who are engaged in an ongoing debate about the nature of family and household religion in ancient Israel and its environment. It is intended to complement the volume Household and Family Religion in Antiquity, edited by John Bodel and Saul M. Olyan (Bodel and Olyan 2008), which grew out of a conference held at Brown University in 2005 on household and family religion in the ancient Mediterranean world, with an emphasis on cross-cultural comparison. After the conference at Brown, there was a session held at the meeting of the European Association of Biblical Studies in Budapest in 2006 in which the focus was narrowed to the gender dimensions of Israelite family/household religion. Two more sessions focusing on the Israelite house as a locus of family religion took place at the European Association of Biblical Studies meeting in Vienna in 2007. A fourth meeting at Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster in April 2009 emphasized theoretical and methodological challenges facing scholars of household and family religion (e.g., the conceptualization of family/household religion, the problem of identifying pertinent artifacts, and the difficulties inherent in using texts together with material evidence). This volume is a direct outgrowth of the Muenster meeting"--
Problems in the history of the cult and priesthood in ancient Israel by Saul M Olyan( )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sexual orientation & human rights in American religious discourse
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Rites and rank : hierarchy in biblical representations of cultDisability in the Hebrew Bible : interpreting mental and physical differencesBiblical mourning : ritual and social dimensionsHousehold and family religion in antiquityAsherah and the cult of Yahweh in Israel"A wise and discerning mind" : essays in honor of Burke O. Long
Alternative Names
Mitchell Olyan, Saul

Olyan, Saul Mitchell

Languages
English (183)

German (1)