Delicious Prose

Reading the Tale of Tobit with Food and Drink

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Naomi S.S. Jacobs
Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism
  • Boston, MA: 
    Brill Publishers
    , November
     296 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
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In Delicious Prose: Reading the Tale of Tobit with Food and Drink, Naomi S.S. Jacobs explores how the numerous references to food, drink, and their consumption within The Book of Tobit help tell its story, promote righteous deeds and encourage resistance against a hostile dominant culture. Jacobs' commentary includes up-to-date analyses of issues of translation, text-criticism, source criticism, redaction criticism, and issues of class and gender. Jacobs situates Tobit within a wide range of ancient writings sacred to Jews and Christians as well as writing and customs from the Ancient Near East, Ugarit, Greece, Rome, including a treasure trove of information about ancient foodways and medicine.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Naomi S.S. Jacobs PhD (2007), Durham University, has written extensively on Tobit, including for The Jewish Annotated Apocrypha (Oxford, 2018).


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