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John Selden on Jewish marriage law

John Selden

John Selden on Jewish marriage law

the Uxor Hebraica

by John Selden

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Published by E.J. Brill in Leiden, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bible. O.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Marriage (Jewish law) -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Marriage -- Biblical teaching -- Early works to 1800.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementtranslated with a commentary by Jonathan R. Ziskind.
    GenreEarly works to 1800.
    ContributionsZiskind, Jonathan Rosner, 1939-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKBM542 .S45 1990
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 537 p. ;
    Number of Pages537
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1881720M
    ISBN 109004092374
    LC Control Number90042392

    Views Selden arrived at an Erastian position in church politics. His tomb is today clearly visible through glass plates in the floor of this church. This reform served two humane purposes. In he supplied a series of notes, including quotations and references, to the first eighteen cantos of Michael Drayton 's Poly-Olbion. Under these conditions there was no place for the old mohar institution.

    Some urge that children should marry as soon as they reach the age of puberty, i. The literary prophets indicate that adultery was a frequent occurrence, despite their strong protests against it, [41] [42] [43] [44] and these legal strictnesses. The author was summoned before the Privy Council and was compelled to retract his opinions. Great Tew circle, HobbesCumberlandPufendorfLockeVicoBlackstoneBurke Notable Ideas: proposed an egoistic theory of moral motivation, maintained that natural law was revealed historically through esp. At Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the seven other colleges created to train these educated ministers and God-fearing gentlemen, all students had to devote substantial time to Hebrew not always willinglya distinction reserved in Europe for Latin.

    In this drama, the Old Testament took centre stage and with it, Hebrew. Until the late Middle Agesmarriage consisted of two ceremonies separated in time: the betrothal and the actual wedding. It is remarkable for its early use of the comparative method, on Semitic mythology. In he published Titles of Honor, which, in spite of defects and omissions, remained a comprehensive work for centuries. During the progress of the constitutional conflict, he was absorbed in research, publishing De jure naturali et gentium juxta disciplinam Ebraeorum in


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John Selden on Jewish marriage law book

Table Talk, for which he is perhaps best known, did not appear until In he wrote a preface and collated some of the manuscripts for Sir Roger Twysden's Historiae Anglicae scriptores decem. It was notable for including in appendices information from the Domesday Bookwhich at the time had not been published and could only be consulted in the original at Westminster, on the payment of a fee.

A marriage contracted under certain conditions was valid when the conditions were fulfilled. This requires that the two witnesses testifying against her warn her that the Torah prohibits adultery; that the penalty for adultery is death; and that she immediately responded that she is doing so with full knowledge of those facts.

Marital obligations, therefore, are not merely personal, but have implications for universal harmony. In it Selden tried to demonstrate that tithing depended on the civil law, rather than canon law.

Works It was as a prolific scholar and writer that Selden won his reputation. He was then removed, under less rigorous conditions, to the Marshalseauntil Archbishop Laud arranged for him to be freed. Until the late Middle Agesmarriage consisted of two ceremonies separated in time: the betrothal and the actual wedding.

In the session of he was one of the members responsible for the tumultuous passage in the House of Commons of the resolution against the illegal levy of tonnage and poundage, and, along with Sir John EliotDenzil Holles, Long, Valentine, William Strodeand the rest, he was sent back to the Tower.

It was reasonable, therefore, that the father of the groom should pay the father of the bride the equivalent of her value as a useful member of the family. Because men were afraid to marry and take on extra financial responsibilities, fathers began to offer dowries to attract eligible men.

Among the subjects treated are incest including a unique discussion of the Karaite ruleslevirate, the marriage contract and ceremonies and divorce.

It was notable for including in appendices information from the Domesday Bookwhich at the time had not been published and could only be consulted in the original at Westminster, on the payment of a fee. Still no man may live without a wife even after he has many children ib. A Divorce Penalty The mohar institution was entirely transformed during late-biblical and post-biblical times.

Age for Marriage. Nevertheless, after a few years, he became a master of the bench. The groom would also give gifts to the bride, called mattan. Prohibitions of Marriage. The descriptions of the Bible suggest that a wife was expected to perform certain household tasks: spinning, sewing, weaving, manufacture of clothing, fetching of water, baking of bread, and animal husbandry.

Those who assist at a divorce proceeding, or the witnesses who testify to the death of an absent husband, may not marry the woman thus released Yeb. It was edited by his amanuensisRichard Milwardwho affirms that "the sense and notion is wholly Selden's" and that "most of the words" are his also.

In Selden began to print the trilogy he planned on the Sanhedrinas the first part of De synedriis et prefecturis juridicis veterum Ebraeorum through the press, the second and third parts being severally published in and There he remained for eight months, deprived for a part of the time of the use of books and writing materials.

Nevertheless, after a few years, he became a master of the bench. It is believed that he married her, although their marriage does not seem to have ever been publicly acknowledged.

According to the non-traditional view, in the Bible the wife is treated as a possession owned by her husband, [17] but later Judaism imposed several obligations on the husband, effectively giving the wife several rights and freedoms; [17] indeed, being a Jewish wife was often a more favourable situation than being a wife in many other cultures.

It is remarkable for its early use of the comparative method, on Semitic mythology. There are certain times during which marriage is forbidden.

Contributing in any way to the joy of the bride and groom was deemed a mitzvah a religious obligation. He also made much of the complexities of the ancient Jewish customs on tithes. The early books were on English history.

During his brief detention, he occupied himself in preparing an edition of medieval historian Eadmer 's History from a manuscript lent to him by his host or jailor, which he published two years afterwards.JOHN SELDEN, THE LAW OF NATURE, AND THE ORIGINS OF GOVERNMENT* J. P. SOMMERVILLE St John's College, Cambridge Selden has lon g been regarde as onde of th foremose t scholar in seventeenths - century England.

John Selden on Jewish Marriage Law : The Uxor Hebraica

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