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- BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00
This volume considers a major shift among Jewish sages during the Second Temple period, as certain authors moved from an earthly focus to a belief in individual immortality. Egyptian instructions and the book of Proverbs are examined for necessary background. The colorful responses of Qoheleth and Ben Sira to an emergent belief in the afterlife are... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1997; US$ 43.99
Why Me, God? is the first English-language book that melds traditional Jewish perspectives about suffering with practical suggestions for coping. Chapter by chapter, this book provides real strategies to deal with all manner of suffering from loneliness, to suicide, to terminal illness, and everything in between, each chapter is full of useful... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 252.00
Moses Maimonides (1138?1204) supported a concept of the Messiah which was radically new within the Jewish tradition. The author of the present volume examines whether and to what extent this concept can be traced back to Early Medieval Islamic philosophy. She devotes particular attention to the religio-philosophical, philological, historical... more...
- F+W Media 2005; Not Available
What's the difference between Reform and Orthodox Judaism? What does it mean to keep kosher? And what are mizvot ? Compact and comprehensive, 101 Things Everyone Should Know about Judaism touches on all these basics and more. You'll learn all you need to know about this ancient religion and culture - from the significance of the Torah and Talmud,... more...
- The New Press 2012; US$ 17.99
In July 2008 a front-page story in the New York Times reported on the discovery of an ancient Hebrew tablet, dating from before the birth of Jesus, which predicted a Messiah who would rise from the dead after three days. Commenting on this startling discovery at the time, noted Talmud scholar Daniel Boyarin argued that some Christians will find... more...
- Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 97.00
The impact of technology-enhanced mass death in the twentieth century, argues Zachary Braiterman, has profoundly affected the future shape of religious thought. In his provocative book, the author shows how key Jewish theologians faced the memory of Auschwitz by rejecting traditional theodicy, abandoning any attempt to justify and vindicate the relationship... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 70.96
Miryam T. Brand explores how texts of the Second Temple period address the theological problem of the existence of sin and describe the source of human sin. By surveying the relevant Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as the works of Philo and (where relevant) Josephus, the study determines the extent to which texts? presentation... more...
- Urim Publications 2011; US$ 7.99
A number of the basic tenets of Jewish belief regarding the afterlife, resurrection, immortality, judgment, messianism, and the world to come are laid out in this fascinating and accessible volume. Beginning with the Bible?s references to Sheol and its allusions to resurrection, this survey explores immortality and bodily resurrection in Second Temple... more...