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Demonic Desires: Yetzer Hara and the Problem of Evil in Late Antiquity (Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion)
In "Demonic Desires," Ishay Rosen-Zvi examines the concept of "yetzer hara," or evil inclination, and its evolution in biblical and rabbinic literature. Contrary to existing scholarship, which reads the term under the rubric of destructive sexual desire, Rosen-Zvi contends that in late antiquity the "yetzer" represents a general tendency toward evil. Rather than the lower ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by University of Pennsylvania Press
(first published September 9th 2011)
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