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Not Bread Alone

The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

by Nathan MacDonald

<p>In ancient Israel the production of food was a basic concern of almost every Israelite. Consequently, there are few pages in the Old Testament that do not mention food, and food provides some of the most important social, political and ...

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Old Testament Legends

Being Stories out of Some of the Less-Known Apocryphal Books of the Old Testament

by M. R. James

Delve deeper into the fascinating nooks and crannies of biblical history with this engaging volume of tales from the Old Testament era. Ordered chronologically, some of the tales center on unfamiliar characters, while others provide new insight ...

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Organ Donation and the Divine Lien in Talmudic Law

by Madeline Kochen

<p>This book offers a new theory of property and distributive justice derived from Talmudic law, illustrated by a case study involving the sale of organs for transplant. Although organ donation did not exist in late antiquity, this book posits a

ISBN: 9781107720213

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Parables and Conflict in the Hebrew Bible

by Jeremy Schipper

<p>Parables and Conflict in the Hebrew Bible examines the intimate relationship between parables and conflict in the Hebrew Bible. Challenging the scholarly consensus, Jeremy Schipper argues that parables do not function as appeals to change ...

ISBN: 9780511738791

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Paradise in Antiquity

Jewish and Christian Views

by Markus Bockmuehl & Guy G. Stroumsa

<p>The social and intellectual vitality of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity was in large part a function of their ability to articulate a viably transcendent hope for the human condition. Narratives of Paradise - based on the concrete ...

ISBN: 9780511852190

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Paul and the Gentile Problem

by Matthew Thiessen

<p><em>Paul and the Gentile Problem</em> provides a new explanation for the apostle Paul's statements about the Jewish law in his letters to the Romans and Galatians. Paul's arguments against circumcision and the law in Romans 2 and his reading ...

ISBN: 9780190613945

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Paul and the Rhetoric of Reversal in 1 Corinthians

The Impact of Paul's Gospel on his Macro-Rhetoric

by Matthew R. Malcolm

<p>The first letter to the Corinthians is one of the most discussed biblical books in New Testament scholarship today. Despite this, there has been no consensus on its arrangement and central theme, in particular why the topic of the ...

ISBN: 9781107241657

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Paul's Political Strategy in 1 Corinthians 1–4

Constitution and Covenant

by Bradley J. Bitner

<p>This volume examines 1 Corinthians 1-4 within first-century politics, demonstrating the significance of Corinth's constitution to the interpretation of Paul's letter. Bradley J. Bitner shows that Paul carefully considered the Roman colonial ...

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Philosemitism in History

by Jonathan Karp & Adam Sutcliffe

<p>Too often philosemitism, the idealization of Jews and Judaism, has been simplistically misunderstood as merely antisemitism in sheep's clothing. This book takes a different approach, surveying the phenomenon from antiquity to the present day,

ISBN: 9780511861765

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Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

by Richard I. Cohen

<p>Notions of place have always permeated Jewish life and consciousness. The Babylonian Talmud was pitted against the Jerusalem Talmud; the worlds of Sepharad and Ashkenaz were viewed as two pillars of the Jewish experience; the diaspora was ...

ISBN: 9780190912642

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Plato and the Talmud

by Jacob Howland

<p>This innovative study sees the relationship between Athens and Jerusalem through the lens of the Platonic dialogues and the Talmud. Howland argues that these texts are animated by comparable conceptions of the proper roles of inquiry and ...

ISBN: 9780511850929

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Political Theology for a Plural Age

by Michael Jon Kessler

<p>New challenges that emerged in the postwar era have given rise to ongoing debate about the place of religion in public life, in the United States and in other established democracies, and this debate has dramatically reshaped the way ...

ISBN: 9780199911264

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Power, Ethics, and Ecology in Jewish Late Antiquity

Rabbinic Responses to Drought and Disaster

by Julia Watts Belser

<p>Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. Through a sustained reading of the Babylonian Talmud's tractate on fasts in response to ...

ISBN: 9781316394038

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Praying the Bible

Finding Personal Meaning in the Siddur, Ending Boredom & Making Each Prayer Experience Unique

by Rabbi Mark H. Levin

<p>The Jewish prayer book, the siddur, nourishes a vibrant interface connecting the praying person, Jewish history and redemptive contemporary living. Long description: What is the mystery of the Jewish people? How has Jewish spirituality ...

ISBN: 9781683366614

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Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature

by Moshe Blidstein

<p>Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature investigates the meaning of purity, purification, defilement, and disgust for Christian writers, readers, and listeners from the first to third centuries. Anthropological and ...

ISBN: 9780192509772

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Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple

Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism

by Jonathan Klawans

<p>Ancient Jewish sacrifice has long been misunderstood. Some find in sacrifice the key to the mysterious and violent origins of human culture. Others see these cultic rituals as merely the fossilized vestiges of primitive superstition. Some ...

ISBN: 9780199883097

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Rabbinic Creativity in the Modern Middle East

by Zvi Zohar

<p><em>Rabbinic Creativity in the Modern Middle East</em> provides a window for readers of English around the world into hitherto almost inaccessible halakhic and ideational writings expressing major aspects of the cultural intellectual ...

ISBN: 9781472507396

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Rabbinic Tales of Destruction

Gender, Sex, and Disability in the Ruins of Jerusalem

by Julia Watts Belser

<p>In <em>Rabbinic Tales of Destruction</em>, Julia Watts Belser examines early Jewish accounts of the Roman conquest of Judea. Faced with stories of sexual violence, enslavement, forced prostitution, disability, and bodily risk, Belser argues, ...

ISBN: 9780190853259

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Rabbis and Classical Rhetoric

Sophistic Education and Oratory in the Talmud and Midrash

by Richard Hidary

<p>Training in rhetoric - the art of persuasion - formed the basis of education in the Roman Empire. The classical intellectual world centered around the debate between philosophers, who boasted knowledge of objective reality, and sophists, who ...

ISBN: 9781316827703

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Rabbis, Language and Translation in Late Antiquity

by Dr Willem F. Smelik

<p>Exposed to multiple languages as a result of annexation, migration, pilgrimage and its position on key trade routes, the Roman Palestine of Late Antiquity was a border area where Aramaic, Greek, Hebrew and Arabic dialects were all in common ...

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