Take Two White Cocks and Ten Pinecones…

Interpreting Avodah Zarah 1.5

The Mishnah tractate Avodah Zarah (Idolatry) contains a list of items that are forbidden to be sold to pagans. This study discusses whether these items played such an important role in pagan cults as it was suggested by the rabbis, or they were special ingredients of magical recipes.

Bibliographic reference

Mezey Mónika: Take Two White Cocks and Ten Pinecones…. Interpreting Avodah Zarah 1.5. In: Református Szemle 114.5 (2021), 487--495