Magic and Healing

Giuseppe Veltri

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199216437
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

 Magic and Healing

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This article summarizes major research questions and scholarship on magic and science. It begins with a section on studies of magical tradition in past and present scholarship and some thoughts on magic and the methods used in studying magic. The next section studies ancient Jewish attitudes to medicine and healing. The article ends with a discussion of rabbinic approaches to the sciences.

Keywords: magic; science; magical tradition; medicine; healing; rabbinic approaches to science

Article.  6653 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Religion in the Ancient World

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