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- BRILL 2001; US$ 177.00
In this work Neusner argues that the law of normative Judaism, the Halakhah, viewed whole, with its category-formations read in logical sequence, tells a coherent story. He demonstrates that details of the law contribute to making a single statement. more...
- BRILL 2002; US$ 266.00
This volume is concerned with exploring sectarian attitudes toward wealth and the economic practices that gave rise to and issued from those attitudes. It argues for several biblical rationales for the practice of shared wealth. more...
- BRILL 2000; US$ 211.00
This collection of Qumran papers will provide study material for researchers and students in ancient Judaism and Christian origins and Biblical studies. more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 33.95
Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? Paleographical dating has tended to downplay the Scrolls' importance and to distance them from the personages of earliest Christianity, but a carefully worked out theory based on radiocarbon dating and other tests connects more...
Inner-Midrashic Introductions and Their Influence on Introductions to Medieval Rabbinic Bible CommentariesDe Gruyter 2009; US$ 112.00
The opening sections of some Midrashim deal with the same type of material that is found in the introductions to medieval rabbinic Bible commentaries. These are designated as ?Inner-Midrashic Introductions? (IMIs). Further analysis of Bible commentary introductions reveals a high degree of continuity between them and the IMIs, including the newly discovered... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 109.99
Traditionally, the Talmud was read as law, that is, as the authoritative source for Jewish practice and obligations. To this end, it was studied at the level of its most minute details, with readers often ignoring the composite whole and attending only to final decisions. Methods of reading have shifted as more readers and students have turned to the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
Sex. Violence. Scandal. These are words we rarely associate with the sacred text of the Bible. Yet in this brilliant new book, Jonathan Kirsch shows that the Old Testament is filled with some of the most startling and explicit stories in all of Western literature. These tales of seduction and rape, voyeurism and exhibitionism, intermarriage and illegitimacy,... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 25.99
In this groundbreaking and insightful new commentary, one of the world's leading biblical scholars unveils the unity and continuity of the Torah for the modern reader. Richard Elliott Friedman, the bestselling author of Who Wrote the Bible?, integrates the most recent discoveries in biblical archaeology and research with the fruits of years of experience... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 196.00
Brings together fourteen studies of Florentino Garcia Martinez on a variety of thematic topics from the "Dead Sea Scrolls", including English translations of essays that were hitherto only available in French or Spanish. The studies in this work range from essays on the interpretation of the biblical texts in the Scrolls, to more general... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 226.00
This book provides a comparative traditio-historical study of the full range of Qumran texts and recensions now available and of New Testament texts with regard to ideas about the final age, resurrection, apocalypticism, and messianism. more...