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The Joys of Hebrew

by Lewis Glinert

<p>When do you say <em>mazal tov</em>? What is the English equivalent to the Talmudic expression <em>Alya ve-kots ba</em> (&quot;a sheep's tail with a thorn in it&quot;)? What is a <em>get</em>, a <em>golem</em>, a <em>kibbutz</em>, a ...

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The Kabbalah (Routledge Revivals)

Its Doctrines, Development, and Literature

by Christian D Ginsburg

<p>Originally published in 1925, Christian D. Ginsburg examines the origins of the system of religious philosophy, the Kabbalah, and its influence on Judaism. Ginsburg also explores the ways in which academics have approached the Kabbalah, with ...

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The Legacy of Israel in Judah's Bible

History, Politics, and the Reinscribing of Tradition

by Daniel E. Fleming

<p>The Legacy of Israel in Judah's Bible undertakes a comprehensive re-evaluation of the Bible's primary narrative in Genesis through Kings as it relates to history. It divides the core textual traditions along political lines that reveal deeply

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The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity

by Eva Mroczek

<p><strong>Winner of the 2017 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise</strong> Winner of the 2017 The George A. and Jean S. DeLong Book History Book Prize The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls revealed a world of early Jewish ...

ISBN: 9780190631512

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The Mystery of the Last Supper

Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus

by Colin J. Humphreys

<p>For hundreds of years, we thought we knew what happened during Jesus' last days. Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are not only observed by Christians around the world, but are also recognized in calendars and by non-practitioners ...

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The Nathan-David Confrontation (2 Sam 12:1-15a)

A slap in the face of the Deuteronomistic hero?

by James Donkor Afoakwah

<p>The study discusses the Old Testament's parable of Nathan and the subsequent condemnation of King David. The intriguing episode of the Prophet Nathan pronouncing judgment on the erring King David has always attracted the interest of the ...

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The Nonreligious

Understanding Secular People and Societies

by Phil Zuckerman, Luke W. Galen & Frank L. Pasquale

<p>The number of nonreligious people has increased dramatically over the past several decades, yet scholarship on the nonreligious is severely lacking. In response to this critical gap in knowledge, <em>The Nonreligious</em> provides a ...

ISBN: 9780199393831

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The Origins of Israeli Mythology

Neither Canaanites Nor Crusaders

by Professor David Ohana

<p>It is claimed that Zionism as a meta-narrative has been formed through contradiction to two alternative models, the Canaanite and crusader narratives. These narratives are the most daring and heretical assaults on Israeli-Jewish identity. The

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The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism

by Gregg E. Gardner

<p>This book examines the origins of communal and institutional almsgiving in rabbinic Judaism. It undertakes a close reading of foundational rabbinic texts (Mishnah, Tosefta, Tannaitic Midrashim) and places their discourses on organized giving ...

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The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

by Peter Hayes & John K. Roth

<p>Few scholarly fields have developed in recent decades as rapidly and vigorously as Holocaust Studies. At the start of the twenty-first century, the persecution and murder perpetrated by the Nazi regime have become the subjects of an enormous ...

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The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion

by Michael Stausberg & Steven Engler

<p>The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion provides a comprehensive overview of the academic study of religion. Written by an international team of leading scholars, its fifty-one chapters are divided thematically into seven sections. The ...

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The Peace and Violence of Judaism

From the Bible to Modern Zionism

by Robert Eisen

<p>Religious violence has become one of the most pressing issues of our time. Robert Eisen provides the first comprehensive analysis of Jewish views on peace and violence by examining texts in five major areas of Judaism - the Bible, rabbinic ...

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The Pentateuch

by John Barton & John Muddiman

<p>The Oxford Bible Commentary is a Bible study and reference work for 21st century students and readers that can be read with any modern translation of the Bible. It offers verse-by-verse explanation of every book of the Bible by the world's ...

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The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture

by Yoram Hazony

<p>What if the Hebrew Bible wasn't meant to be read as 'revelation'? What if it's not really about miracles or the afterlife – but about how to lead our lives in this world? The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture proposes a new framework for reading

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The Political Philosophy of Zionism

Trading Jewish Words for a Hebraic Land

by Dr Eyal Chowers

<p>Zionism emerged at the end of the nineteenth century in response to a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe and to the crisis of modern Jewish identity. This novel, national revolution aimed to unite a scattered community, defined mainly by shared ...

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The Politics of Trauma and Memory Activism

Polish-Jewish Relations Today

by Janine Holc

<p>This book analyses four case studies of Holocaust memory activism in Poland, contextualized within recent debates about Polish-Jewish relations and approached through a theoretical framework informed by critical theory. Three cases are ...

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The Priestly Blessing in Inscription and Scripture

The Early History of Numbers 6:24-26

by Jeremy D. Smoak

<p>The Priestly Blessing found in Numbers 6:24-26 left a deep imprint upon Jewish and Christian religious practice and tradition. The various ways in which the blessing was incorporated into these liturgical traditions, for example, are well ...

ISBN: 9780190493905

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The Problem of Job and the Problem of Evil

by Espen Dahl

<p>This account of evil takes the Book of Job as its guide. The Book of Job considers physical pain, social bereavement, the origin of evil, theodicy, justice, divine violence, and reward. Such problems are explored by consulting ancient and ...

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The Religious Philosophy of Simone Weil

An Introduction

by Lissa McCullough

<p>The French philosopher Simone Weil (1909-1943), a contemporary of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, remains in every way a thinker for our times. She was an outsider, in multiple senses, defying the usual religious categories: at once ...

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The Role of Jewish Feasts in John's Gospel

by Gerry Wheaton

<p>In the first three Gospels, Jesus rarely travels to Jerusalem prior to his final week. The Fourth Gospel, however, features Jesus' repeated visits to the city, which occur primarily during major festivals. This volume elucidates the role of ...

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