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By Seth L. Sanders,Jonathan Ben-Dov

Until very lately, the assumption of historic Jewish sciences could have
been thought of unacceptable. because the 1990’s, Early Modern
and Medieval technology in Jewish assets has been actively studied, however the consensus used to be that no genuine medical topics could
be present in previous Judaism. This paintings issues them out in detail,
and posits a brand new box of analysis: the medical task evident
in the useless Sea Scrolls and Early Jewish Pseudepigrapha. The
publication of recent texts and new analyses of older ones reveals
crucial components which are most sensible illuminated by means of the heritage of technology, and will have fascinating effects for it. The members review those texts when it comes to astronomy, astrology and
physiognomy, marking the 1st entire try and account
for clinical subject matters in moment Temple Judaism. They investigate
the that means and objective of clinical explorations in an apocalyptic atmosphere. An appreciation of those subject matters paves the way in which to
a renewed knowing of the medical fragments scattered
throughout rabbinic literature.

 

The ebook first locations the Jewish fabric within the old context
of the close to japanese and Hellenistic worlds. whereas the Jewish texts
were no longer at the innovative of clinical discovery, they locate a
meaningful position within the historical past of technology, among Babylonia and
Egypt, within the period of time among Hipparchus and Ptolemy. The
book makes use of fresh advances in way to study the contacts and
networks of Jewish students of their historical surroundings. moment, the
essays right here take on the tricky thought of a countrywide scientific
tradition. even though technological know-how is these days frequently conceived as common, the historiography of old Jewish sciences demonstrates
the value of seeing the advance of technological know-how in a local
context. The publication explores the stress among the hegemony of
central clinical traditions and native medical organizations, displaying the relevance of old facts to modern postcolonial
historiography of technology. eventually, philosophical questions of the
demarcation of technological know-how are addressed in a manner which may advance
the dialogue of comparable historic materials.

 

Online version available as a part of the NYU Library's old international electronic Library and in partnership with the Institute for the learn of the traditional international (ISAW).

 

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