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Judaism: sacred texts books

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The Heart of Torah, Volume 1 Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion: Genesis and Exodus by Shai Held, Yitz Greenberg The Heart of Torah, Volume 1 Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion: Genesis and Exodus
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In The Heart of Torah, Rabbi Shai Held's Torah essays - two for each weekly portion -open new horizons in Jewish biblical commentary. Held mines Talmud and midrashim, great writers of world literature, and astute commentators of other religious backgrounds...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Heart of Torah, Volume 2 Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion: Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy by Shai Held, Yitz Greenberg The Heart of Torah, Volume 2 Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion: Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy
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In The Heart of Torah, Rabbi Shai Held's Torah essays - two for each weekly portion -open new horizons in Jewish biblical commentary. Held mines Talmud and midrashim, great writers of world literature, and astute commentators of other religious backgrounds...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Heart of Torah, Gift Set Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion by Shai Held, Yitz Greenberg The Heart of Torah, Gift Set Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion
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In The Heart of Torah, Rabbi Shai Held's Torah essays - two for each weekly portion -open new horizons in Jewish biblical commentary. Held mines Talmud and midrashim, great writers of world literature, and astute commentators of other religious backgrounds...
Format: - Released: 16/08/2017

Sacred Scrolls in Plain English The Books of Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Proverbs, Ruth, and Lamentations by Aaron Lichtenstein Sacred Scrolls in Plain English The Books of Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Proverbs, Ruth, and Lamentations


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Inconsistency in the Torah Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism by Joshua A. (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Hebrew Bible, Bar-Ilan University) Berman Inconsistency in the Torah Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism
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Rather than viewing inconsistencies in the Torah as signs of revision, this book identifies precursors for these phenomena in ancient Near Eastern writings. It claims that Enlightenment and German historicist influences corrupted critical study of the Bible, and calls for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

The Book of Revelation and Early Jewish Textual Culture by Garrick Allen The Book of Revelation and Early Jewish Textual Culture

The Book of Revelation and Early Jewish Textual Culture explores the relationship between the writing of Revelation and its early audience.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2017

Landscapes of the Song of Songs Poetry and Place by Elaine T. (Assitant Professor, St. Catherine University) James Landscapes of the Song of Songs Poetry and Place
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Landscapes of the Song of Songs is an interdisciplinary study that develops a theory of landscape to explore the Song's conceptualization of the natural world. New readings of the Song's poetry reveal how it imagines human lovers enfolded in complex...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2017

The Charm of Wise Hesitancy Talmudic Stories in Contemporary Israeli Culture by David C. Jacobson The Charm of Wise Hesitancy Talmudic Stories in Contemporary Israeli Culture

Explores the resurgence of interest in Talmudic stories in Israel and presents some of the most popular Talmudic stories in contemporary Israeli culture, as well as creative interpretations of those stories by Israeli writers, thereby providing readers with an opportunity...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/05/2017

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A History of German Jewish Bible Translation by Abigail Gillman A History of German Jewish Bible Translation

Between 1780 and 1937, Jews in Germany produced numerous new translations of the Hebrew Bible into German. Intended for Jews who were trilingual, reading Yiddish, Hebrew, and German, they were meant less for religious use than to promote educational and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Tiferet Yisrael Translation & Commentary -- Volume 1: Introduction & Chapters 1-9 by Ramon Windmonte Tiferet Yisrael Translation & Commentary -- Volume 1: Introduction & Chapters 1-9


Format: Hardback - Released: 29/05/2017

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction by Timothy H. (Professor of Hebrew Bible & Second Temple Judaism, University of Edinburgh) Lim The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction
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The Dead Sea Scrolls are one of the most important finds in biblical archaeology, and have profound implications for our understanding of Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity. Timothy Lim discusses the leading interpretations of the scrolls, and how they have...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2017

Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon by James A. (University of Waterloo, Ontario) Diamond Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon
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This book examines a wide range of theologians, philosophers, and exegetes who share a passionate engagement with Maimonides.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2017

Holiness and Transgression Mothers of the Messiah in the Jewish Myth by Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel Holiness and Transgression Mothers of the Messiah in the Jewish Myth

Deals with the female dynasty of the House of David and its influence on the Jewish Messianic Myth. This volume provides a missing link in the chain of research on the topic of messianism and contributes to the understanding of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2017

The Family Romance of Martyrdom in Second Maccabees The Family Romance of Maccabean Martyrdom by Naomi Janowitz The Family Romance of Martyrdom in Second Maccabees The Family Romance of Maccabean Martyrdom

Centering on the first extant martyr story (2 Maccabees 7), this study explores the autonomous value of martyrdom. The story of a mother and her seven sons who die under the torture of the Greek king Antiochus displaces the long-problematic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2017

Kohelet's Pursuit of Truth A New Reading of Ecclesiastes by Benjamin J. Segal Kohelet's Pursuit of Truth A New Reading of Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes, 'the greatest single piece of literature I have known' (Thomas Wolfe) continues to engage readers. The book is so controversial that some of the earliest rabbis sought to exclude it from the Bible in light of its self-contradictions and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2017

Light from Zion by Britt Lode Light from Zion

Today there are many people among the nations of the world who are drawn to the Jewish people and desire the sweetness of the Torah and its teachings. It has been difficult for non-Jewish people to find such teachings --...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2017

Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism by Jonathan (Associate Professor of Religion, Boston University) Klawans Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism
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Though considered one of the most important informants about Judaism in the first century CE, the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus's testimony is often overlooked or downplayed. Jonathan Klawans's Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism reexamines Josephus's descriptions of sectarian...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2016

Theory and Practice in Essene Law by Aryeh Amihay Theory and Practice in Essene Law

Presenting a novel approach for the study of law in the Dead Sea Scrolls, this book is conveniently divided into concepts and practices, highlighting the discrepancies between the two. It is a valuable study for anyone interested in Jewish law,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/11/2016

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