Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud

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Contents
Abbreviationsxi
Transliteration Systemxiii
1. Introduction3
        The Impurities of Gentiles Schürer, Büchler,                 Alon, and Klawans4
        Identity and Group Boundaries7
        Genealogical Purity and the Problem of Conversion8
        Outline of the Book12
PART I: GENTILE IMPURITIES IN BIBLICAL
AND SECOND TEMPLE SOURCES
2. Gentile Impurity in the Bible19
        Gentiles and the Three Modes of Impurity19
        Related Issues34
3. The Impurity of Gentiles in Second Temple Sources45
        Gentiles and Ritual Impurity Weighing the Evidence47
        Gentiles and Moral Impurity54
        Gentiles and Genealogical Impurity58
     Temple Access59
        A Principle of Gentile Ritual Impurity? The Essenes and the                 Evidence from Qumran63
        Summary and Conclusions66
4. Impurity, Intermarriage, and Conversion in Second Temple Sources68
        Intermarriage in Second Temple Sources70
        Jubilees and Intermarriage73
        4QMMT and Intermarriage82
        Summary and Conclusions89
5. Intermarriage in the Writings of Paul and the Early Church Fathers92
        Paul on Mixed Marriages92
        Mixed Marriages in Patristic Writings98
        Summary and Conclusions102

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