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  • Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Periodby Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough; Jacob Neusner

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.95

    This volume presents the most important portions of Erwin Goodenough's classic thirteen-volume work, a magisterial attempt to encompass human spiritual history in general through the study of Jewish symbols in particular. Revealing that the Jewish religion of the period was much more varied and complex than the extant Talmudic literature would lead... more...

  • The Four Stages of Rabbinic Judaismby Jacob Neusner

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    This concise yet comprehensive volume provides a lucid introduction to the genesis and development of Rabbinic Judaism. more...

  • Judaism: The Basicsby Jacob Neusner

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 23.95

    The oldest of the world?s major faiths, Judaism as practiced today represents a tradition that goes back nearly 6,000 years. Accessible and wide-ranging, Judaism: The Basics is a must-have resource covering the stories, beliefs and expressions of that tradition. Key topics covered include: the Torah Israel ? the state and its people Passover... more...

  • Performing Israel's Faithby Jacob Neusner

    Baylor University Press 2005; US$ 34.95

    If law alone yields legalism, then religious belief, by itself, fails to create justice. In Performing Israel's Faith, Jacob Neusner shows how Jewish Halakhah (law) and Aggadah (narrative) fit together to form a robust and coherent covenant theology-one directly concerned about this world. Neusner's careful and thorough examination of several key issues... more...

  • Uniting the Dual Torahby Jacob Neusner

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 82.00

    In this book Jacob Neusner analyzes the text of Sifra, a commentary on the book of Leviticus, arguing that Sifra should be understood as successfully relating the Mishnah, the authoritative writing down of the Oral Torah, to Jewish Scripture, or the written Torah. Neusner shows how Sifra's authors adopted a mediating position between the written Torah... more...

  • Judaism and its Social Metaphorsby Jacob Neusner

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 90.00

    The current crisis in Palestine is only the most recent manifestation of Israel's historical significance to the Jewish people. Jacob Neusner examines the crucial role of the definition of Israel in the history of Judaic thought. He argues that Judaic sages have constructed various metaphoric images of Israel - as family, as chosen people, as a nation... more...

  • Introduction to World Religionsby Jacob Neusner

    Abingdon Press 2010; US$ 43.99

    Religious communities are dynamic groups that continue to address relevant concerns more...

  • Rabbi Davidby Jacob Neusner

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 32.99

    Rabbinic documents about David, progenitor of the Messiah, relay the scriptural narrative of David the king. But, he is also transformed into a sage by Rabbinic writings of late antiquity: the Mishnah, the Yerushalmi, and the Bavli. Consequently, the Rabbis? Messiah becomes a rabbi. Neusner explores this transformation in depth. more...

  • The Documentary History of Judaism and Its Recent Interpretersby Jacob Neusner

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 38.99

    Neuser has collected some of the more ambitious ventures into the documentary hypothesis of the Rabbinic canon and its current recapitulations. Neusner begins with the article written by Professor William Scott Free for Encyclopaedia Judaica second edition, as Green places the documentary hypothesis into the context of Neusner's entire oeuvre. more...

  • First Steps in the Talmudby Jacob Neusner

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 35.99

    This study of the inclusion of biographical narratives examines sage-stories, anecdotes about the life and deeds of Rabbinic sages, in components of the unfolding canon of Rabbinic Judaism during the formative age. These documents, from the first six centuries C.E., are exclusive of the two Talmuds. more...