“Like a Throne of Glory:” The Apotropaic Potential of Ṣîṣîṯ in the Hebrew Bible and Early Rabbinic Literature

@article{Kosior2018LikeAT,
  title={“Like a Throne of Glory:” The Apotropaic Potential of Ṣ{\^i}ṣ{\^i}ṯ in the Hebrew Bible and Early Rabbinic Literature},
  author={Wojciech J. Kosior},
  journal={Review of Rabbinic Judaism},
  year={2018},
  volume={21},
  pages={176-201}
}
Although at first glance ṣiṣiṯ meet the definitional criteria of an amulet, there are just three passages in the early rabbinic literature that only indirectly suggest such an interpretation. Yet, as it turns out, the tassels feature strong connections with the priestly clothes, and given the protective role played by the latter inside the Tabernacle, ṣiṣiṯ can be interpreted as a lay functional equivalent of the sacerdotal garment. The present paper has three main purposes: first, to… Expand

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