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Yavneh’s Liturgy and Early Christianity
Journal of Ecumenical Studies (1981)
  • Asher Finkel, Seton Hall University
Abstract
A critical historical examination of the liturgy of Yavneh and the use of the terms "minim" and "Nazarenes" in the prayer with an appendix that provides a review, both textually and historically, of the early rabbinic material (the Yavneh tradition) on the Christian teaching with a special reference to Rabbi Jesus and a particular focus on the episode involving Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus of Yavneh and Lydda at the beginning of the second century CE.
Keywords
  • Yavneh’s Liturgy,
  • Early Christianity,
  • Matthew,
  • Yavneh,
  • W.D. Davies,
  • Sermon on the Mount,
  • minim,
  • malediction,
  • Geniza,
  • Nazarenes,
  • halakhic,
  • liturgical,
  • Rabbi Jesus,
  • Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus,
  • Lydda,
  • normative Judaism,
  • Second Temple,
  • Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai,
  • Rabban Gamliel II,
  • Hillel,
  • Pharisaic,
  • Bornkamm,
  • P. F. Ellis,
  • John P. Meier,
  • van Tilborg,
  • Sten-dahl,
  • Douglas Hare,
  • Hummel,
  • von Campenhausen,
  • Strack and Billerbeck,
  • Jewish-Christian,
  • Dialogue 18,
  • Philip Sigal,
  • Decalogue,
  • proselyte,
  • Jabneh,
  • Tannaitic,
  • Tosefta Hullin,
  • min,
  • Shema,
  • Alenu,
  • Palestinian Berakhoth,
  • resha'im or posh'im,
  • prayer of Sirach,
  • adi,
  • kakountes,
  • pa'athe mo'ab,
  • pa'athe Oyeb,
  • Targum,
  • 4Q pesher,
  • Derekh Eres,
  • evil-doers,
  • insolent ones,
  • Berakhoth,
  • Mishnah Rosh Hashanah,
  • Palestinian Halakhah,
  • Zealots,
  • Sadducees,
  • Samaritans,
  • Essenes,
  • Palestinian Sanhedrin,
  • Midrash Hagadol,
  • Babylonian Yebamoth,
  • Munchen Codex,
  • gilyonin,
  • Babylonian Hagigah,
  • Tosefta Sabbath,
  • Tosefta Yadayim,
  • evangelion,
  • Aboth de R. Nathan,
  • Rabbi Ismael,
  • nabal,
  • Mishnah Sotah,
  • Babylonian Kiddushin,
  • Star of Jacob,
  • Dialogue with Trypho,
  • Bar Kochba,
  • Messiah,
  • Apology,
  • Epistle of Barnabas,
  • Eusebius,
  • Church History,
  • Ebionites,
  • Elisha ben Abuyah,
  • Panario,
  • fall of Jerusalem,
  • eschatological petitions,
  • God's kingdom
Publication Date
1981
Citation Information
Asher Finkel. "Yavneh’s Liturgy and Early Christianity" Journal of Ecumenical Studies 18.2 (1981): 231-250.