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Reading the Dream Text: A Nexus between Dreams and Texts in the Rabbinic Literature of Late Antiquity


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Title: Reading the Dream Text: A Nexus between Dreams and Texts in the Rabbinic Literature of Late Antiquity
Authors: Alvstad, Erik
E-mail: erik.alvstad@lir.gu.se
Issue Date: 26-May-2010
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion ; Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion
Date of Defence: 2010-06-05
Disputation: Lördagen den 5 juni 2010, kl. 10.15, Lilla Hörsalen, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Skrifter utgivna vid Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion, Göteborgs universitet, 37
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Keywords: dreams
rabbinic Judaism
Late Antiquity
Babylonian Talmud
Palestinian Talmud
Midrash
Talmudic Dreambook (Bavli Berakhot 55a-57b)
text-centred community
oneiric discourse
dream-text nexus
dream interpretation
dream narrative
oneiric reading
catalogue of dream omina
dream ritual
dream prayer
Abstract: This study deals with conceptions and practices related to dreams in early rabbinic Judaism. One aspect of the Jewish dream culture in particular is considered, viz. the tendency evinced in the rabbinic literature of Late Antiquity to associate dreams and texts with each other. The juxtaposing of elements pertaining to the discourse on dreams and elements relating to the discourse on texts are discernable in rabbinic texts of many different genres, indicating that aspects of these phenomena were... more
ISBN: 978-91-88348-36-4
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/22222
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

 

 

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