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A handful of rabbinic texts make reference to a mysterious location known as "the cities of the sea" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]). Rabbinic authors look toward this locale for three reasons: (1) to discuss tales of sin (and sometimes salvation); (2) to offer definitions and clarifications of obscure words; and (3) to explain halakic exceptions. Since, to my knowledge, no author has discussed the function of "the cities of the sea" as a rabbinic trope, in this essay I attempt to inscribe this mythic location on the map of rabbinic scholarship. I argue that the cities of the sea should be understood as a locus of rabbinic pedagogy, and not necessarily viewed as an actual, mappable location. 1. SIN

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2010
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
22
Pages
PUBLISHER
National Association of Professors of Hebrew
SIZE
197.5
KB

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